Apple Accidentally Promotes Amazon Prime Video for Apple TV in App Store, Launch Could Be Imminent [Updated]

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    There are 26 days left until the end of the year, which is the deadline for when Apple said the highly-anticipated Amazon Prime Video app would be coming to the Apple TV. A launch could perhaps come as soon as this week, and maybe as even as early as tomorrow, based on an App Store leak spotted on reddit.

    After setting his iPhone date to December 6, a redditor opened up the App Store and allegedly saw an Amazon Prime Video story as the top feature in the "Today" section. He linked the section on reddit, which other users were able to see temporarily before the content was pulled by Apple. The "Today" App Store description in question specifically referenced Amazon Prime Video for Apple TV.

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    If the App Store leak is genuine, and it appears to be based on multiple reports from different reddit users, it means Apple already has content written up for the Amazon Prime Video release. That the content was visible on December 6 suggests a launch could be imminent.

    Apple first announced the Amazon Prime Video app for Apple TV at its Worldwide Developers Conference in June. At the time, Apple said the app would be coming later this year, but months have passed since then with no sign of it. There have been continual launch rumors, though, all of which have been incorrect.

    Amazon Prime Video is one of the only major streaming video services absent from Apple's set-top box. The service is provided as a benefit to Amazon Prime members who subscribe to Amazon's $99 per year Amazon Prime service. Amazon Prime Video features thousands of TV shows and movies, along with original content produced by Amazon.

    Update: The App Store has been updated with a new "Today" page for the Amazon Prime Video app on iOS and it makes no mention of the Apple TV app. It also has different wording than the original that was spotted earlier today.

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    i guess it's better to be super late than it is to be early to build up the word of mouth for it
     
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    Tim Cook should step down over this catastrophic leak. Apple is doomed.
     
  6. coolbreeze2 macrumors 6502

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    This looks like an app for iOS (It has the OPEN hyperlink). What about the app for Apple TV 4k?
     
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    Amazon and Apple are chummy this month.

    Meanwhile.... Google just pulled off YouTube from all Amazon devices today, escalating their feud with Amazon.
     
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    Look at the description.

    Though still, this:

     
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    Well an Amazon exec said just yesterday in no uncertain terms that it would be released by the end of the year, so we already knew it would be in about 3 weeks or less. Good news but this particular tidbit doesn’t really reveal anything we didn’t already know about the release date.
     
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    The creator of Black Mirror also said that season 4 is imminent. I’m awaiting both...
     
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    Now make Apple Music available to work with other devices also Apple for god sakes people just don't use Apple hardware only.
     
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    It’s on Android, and Windows has had iTunes for years.
     
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    What are the chances of Apple adding Prime Video to 3rd gen Apple TV? I’m not optimistic... but figured I’d ask.
     
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    The bigger story here: setting the time/date ahead on an iPhone will show you the future.
     
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    My Magic 8 Ball says, “Not Bloody Likely.”
     
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    I wish this was something I could be excited about. Sadly the Apple TV 4K looks dreadful on my 4K Samsung TV in HDR mode. Which means I'll have to use the crappy built in Amazon app anyway. I'd been hoping the new update yesterday would fix it all, but sadly not.
     
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    My guess is roughly zero. I don’t see them supporting that anymore with new app.
     
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    well, did you upgrade to tvOS 11.2? they supposedly fixed all the SDR/HDR issues with that release.
     
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    This makes sense seeing as the grand tour comes out in just a few days
     
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    It almost certainly has to be for the Grand Tour
     
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    Mainly been holding off on this purchase because of the lack of Prime... looks like I’ll be pulling the trigger now.

    Especially with YouTube leaving Amazon. That’s crazy news. Launched the app on my FireTV after reading the above post and saw the pop-up stating “starting 1/1/18” it is removing access to the app.
     

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