Apple TV 4K Listing Appears on Amazon as Prime Video Launch Nears

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  1. MacRumors macrumors bot


    Apr 12, 2001

    Nearly two years after Amazon stopped selling the Apple TV, a listing for the Apple TV 4K has been spotted on the website by 9to5Mac.


    The Apple TV 4K is currently listed as out of stock, but the fact that it has been added back is fueling speculation that Amazon may be prepared to launch its Prime Video app on the tvOS App Store imminently.

    At its Worldwide Developers Conference in June, Apple confirmed that Amazon Prime Video is coming to Apple TV later this year. At its iPhone X event earlier this month, it reiterated that release date.

    An unverified rumor earlier this week claimed Amazon Prime Video may launch on the Apple TV alongside the debut of the NFL's Thursday Night Football games on the online retailer's streaming video service this week.

    Amazon Video allows Prime members to instantly stream tens of thousands of movies and TV episodes, with hundreds of thousands of titles available to buy or rent, including many that are 4K and HDR.

    Amazon removed all Apple TV and Chromecast product listings from its website in October 2015 because the devices did not offer Prime Video, which it said may cause confusion for customers.

    Of course, the Apple TV and Chromecast also compete with Amazon's own Fire TV streaming media players.

    Apple said Amazon had never submitted a Prime Video app for the tvOS App Store, or else it would have been happy to offer it. The app has been available for iPhone and iPad and several other platforms for many years.

    Whatever the case may be, it appears Prime Video for Apple TV might finally be just around the corner.

    Article Link: Apple TV 4K Listing Appears on Amazon as Prime Video Launch Nears
  2. gsmornot macrumors 68030


    Sep 29, 2014
    It has been quite a while since you could get an Apple TV from Amazon. I guess some things do change.
  3. nrose101 macrumors regular


    Sep 9, 2011
    Delray Beach, FL
    They actually said Amazon Prime Video to AppleTV coming SUMMER at the WWDC but I guess selective memory loss on all.
  4. ronyedin, Sep 26, 2017
    Last edited: Sep 26, 2017

    ronyedin macrumors newbie


    Oct 7, 2014
    I have been waiting for Amazon Prime Video on my AppleTV for a long time!

  5. deany macrumors 68030


    Sep 16, 2012
    North Wales
    Apple and Amazon are friends again.

    amazon "if you allow alexa on the amazon iOS Music app and amazon Prime on appleTV we will start selling appleTVs again"

    apple "Yeh, okay!"

  6. KazKam macrumors 6502


    Oct 25, 2011
    This has probably already been answered in another ATV/Prime thread, but I'm still wondering, well, hoping for the best, expecting the worst...

    Does anyone know if the Prime app will appear on ATV3s? I love my ATV3s, but I'd really like the Prime app too.
  7. Mac 128 macrumors 603

    Mac 128

    Apr 16, 2015
    Good news. Too bad I'm going to have to continue the inconvenient process of manually switching between 4K HDR and 1080p SDR, in order to keep from getting fake HDR and poor upscaling applied to most of the Prime catalogue of offerings.
  8. obiwan macrumors 6502

    Jun 7, 2004
    Excellent. Let's hope the Amazon Prime app supports 4K video.
  9. snebes macrumors 6502a

    Apr 20, 2008
    It was actually allowing Amazon to have Prime Video on the Apple TV, but same convo.
  10. Bearxor macrumors 6502a

    Jun 7, 2007
    I would not be holding my breath if I were you.
  11. snebes macrumors 6502a

    Apr 20, 2008
    ATV3 will not get the app. It isn't getting updates anymore.
  12. deany, Sep 26, 2017
    Last edited: Sep 26, 2017

    deany macrumors 68030


    Sep 16, 2012
    North Wales
    yep added a nano second after your reply!
  13. GizmoDVD macrumors 68000

    Oct 11, 2008
    ATV3 is discontinued. There will likely never be any more apps for it or even updates.
  14. vertical smile, Sep 26, 2017
    Last edited: Sep 26, 2017

    vertical smile macrumors 68040

    vertical smile

    Sep 23, 2014
    I am excited at all the ATV articles, sometimes the ATV feels like the red-headed step child of the Apple products.

    I have purchased ever ATV, and 2-4 at launch, but I will probably wait to get this one though. I don't currently have a 4K TV, and the ATV5 doesn't seem like a big upgrade over the ATV4. Maybe if I get a new TV, or if apps start coming out that require and ATV5, I will pick one up.

    Was it in October of 2015? I thought it was in 2016.
    This always seemed like a goofy excuse to me. I think I understand the issues why Amazon didn't release an app, but saying confusion was the reason that the ATV was removed always seemed ridiculous.
  15. jsalda macrumors regular


    Jun 6, 2008
    Which totally stinks, it's a great little device.
  16. DNichter macrumors 604


    Apr 27, 2015
    Philadelphia, PA
    No, unfortunately. Not confirmed, but I very much doubt this.
  17. macTW Suspended

    Oct 17, 2016
    Let me rephrase the dialogue:

    Apple: “we have these devices that are perfect for your prime app”

    Amazon: “no thanks, too lazy to develop the app. And because we don’t have the app, we don’t want to sell your product as it doesn’t benefit us.”

    Apple: “...”
  18. jclardy macrumors 68040


    Oct 6, 2008
  19. belvdr macrumors 603

    Aug 15, 2005
    No longer logging into MR
    This thing is pricey. I don't know the technical details, but I can replace both Roku 3's I have with Roku Ultra's for the price of one of these.

    I still don't have 4K though and don't see a need for it now, as we only stream content. The remote finder on the Roku Ultra looks handy though.
  20. webbuzz macrumors 65816


    Jul 24, 2010
    Apple said "later this year."

    Amazon said "this year."

  21. obiwan macrumors 6502

    Jun 7, 2004
    It's pretty much expected to be honest. As long as I can still access my iTunes library from it, and use AirPlay to stream to my TV, I'm ok with it. Now if Apple suddenly cripple my device and force me to upgrade to the new 4K ATV, I won't be happy.
  22. thisisnotmyname macrumors 68000


    Oct 22, 2014
    known but velocity indeterminate
    about time. I can understand Amazon has created their own marketplace and can control who enters it but their blockade on most Apple products is frustrating. I'd purchase more items via Amazon if they didn't try and pick winners and losers (and face it, fire-anything was never going to come out as winner over Apple products).
  23. WestonHarvey1 macrumors 68020

    Jan 9, 2007
    I can't wait to see what terrible new innovations they've brought to what is surely to be the worst imaginable version of the Amazon Prime Video app!
  24. oneMadRssn macrumors 601


    Sep 8, 2011
    New England
    Highly highly unlikely. The ATV3 hasn't been updated in awhile, and probably won't be anymore other than for security issues.
  25. 2010mini macrumors 68040

    Jun 19, 2013
    Highly doubtful. The 3 is dead.

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