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Amazon Prime Video may launch on Apple TV alongside the debut of the NFL's Thursday Night Football games on the streaming video service this week, according to a sketchy rumor shared by Apple TV blog BestAppleTV.com.

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The report isn't very definitive, and it comes from a blog we've never heard about until today, but its author Brad Gibson says he has previously worked for publications such as MacUser, MacFormat, MacNN, The Mac Observer, MacCentral, and Macworld, some of which have shut down. We've confirmed some of the bylines.

Here's the lowdown:
Multiple sources could not confirm an exact release date for the new app, but feel based on their knowledge of the situation that Amazon would likely release it before the first National Football League game streaming on Amazon Prime Video this Thursday, September 28th at 8:25 p.m. EDT between the Chicago Bears and the Green Bay Packers.
Amazon has secured the rights to live stream Thursday Night Football games on Prime Video, starting with this week's showdown between the Chicago Bears and Green Bay Packers on September 28. A full schedule of games that will be streamed through Week 16 is available on Amazon's website.

At its iPhone X event, Apple said Amazon Prime Video will be available for Apple TV at some point "later this year."

We'll keep our eyes glued to the tvOS App Store and let you know as soon as the Amazon Prime Video app launches.

(Thanks, Eric!)

Article Link: Sketchy Rumor: Amazon Prime Video May Launch on Apple TV Alongside Thursday Night Football This Week
 
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DempaX

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c'mon already! Although they just clamped down even harder on watching over vpn from "abroad".
 
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matthew12

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This would be great, as I'd finally watch the shows Amazon has to offer (their originals and licensed content). I don't want to use my laggy Fire TV Stick instead of my perfectly-working Apple TV.
 
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jdillings

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It won't happen until the new Fire TV is announced. Amazon isn't going to release a HDR app for the new Apple TV when the current Fire TV doesn't support HDR.
 
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JD92

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It won't happen until the new Fire TV is announced. Amazon isn't going to release a HDR app for the new Apple TV when the current Fire TV doesn't support HDR.

I'm not so sure - there are already a number of streaming devices which support HDR on Amazon.
 
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2010mini

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It won't happen until the new Fire TV is announced. Amazon isn't going to release a HDR app for the new Apple TV when the current Fire TV doesn't support HDR.

They can and just update the tvOS app later.

But yeah this needs to happen now!
 
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Ghost31

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Can someone tell me if amazon prime is worth it. I’m trying to consolidate alllll my streaming services since I was paying too much every month
 
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mikeb13

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Can someone tell me if amazon prime is worth it. I’m trying to consolidate alllll my streaming services since I was paying too much every month

I say the main reason to get Prime is for the 2 day shipping. The video streaming is a secondary reason to get it. Amazon does have some fantastic shows such as The Man in the High Castle, Bosch, Sneaky Pete, The Tick, etc.
 
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artfossil

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Can someone tell me if amazon prime is worth it. I’m trying to consolidate alllll my streaming services since I was paying too much every month
Amazon Prime is worth it for sure if, like me, you (try to) buy EVERYTHING online and 90% from Amazon and have become accustomed to 2-day free shipping as the default. Amazon Prime Video then becomes a freebie that is terrific.

For me, Amazon Prime video has become my go-to for entertainment: lots available with Prime membership; a wide variety of custom channels you can add on a month by month basis, reasonable subscription prices if there's a TV show you can't live without and good availability in terms of purchase or rental for new releases of movies.
 
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lsutigerfan1976

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“Sketchy rumor” IE the writer of this article heard on hear from someone that it may come out Thursday. And said, let’s roll with that. lol.
 
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Spendlove

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My wife would love Amazon Prime app. She gets everything from Amazon so having this on the Apple TV in the UK would be a bonus.

Let me guess... the rumour is for USA only and nothing for the UK?
 
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This would be great, as I'd finally watch the shows Amazon has to offer (their originals and licensed content). I don't want to use my laggy Fire TV Stick instead of my perfectly-working Apple TV.

Yeah, we really have all TV down to just ATV boxes (now with Vudu on tvOS), Amazon Prime is the last one that occasionally requires using a Firestick (ugh), a Smart TV app (kill me now...), or a PS4 (OK, this isn't bad, but it does have a lot of fan noise ...) Heck, we even use our ATV4s with local OTA (HDHomeRun + Channels).


I say the main reason to get Prime is for the 2 day shipping. The video streaming is a secondary reason to get it. Amazon does have some fantastic shows such as The Man in the High Castle, Bosch, Sneaky Pete, The Tick, etc.

Plus an occasional movie that premieres on AP first - but yeah, we've been Prime members since '05 (Amazon since '98 :D) and it's always been about the shipping and other product related perks vs. their video service.
 
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GizmoDVD

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This has always made sense. The deal amazon made to get football likely guaranteed a certain number of people could watch it and without Apple Amazon likely didn’t have enough eyeballs on its app to secure the deal.
 
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MarkNY

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Exactly as I predicted. Amazon wants the ad revenue. This was a hard deadline.
 
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benji888

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Not happening.
It won't happen until the new Fire TV is announced. Amazon isn't going to release a HDR app for the new Apple TV when the current Fire TV doesn't support HDR.
Exactly, this ^^^, Amazon is not suddenly "friends" with Apple, they won't put ATV 4K on their store without having a competing product, they are very competitive with apple.
I'm not so sure - there are already a number of streaming devices which support HDR on Amazon.
Those are not Amazon products, Fire TV is their own brand.

Reminder: at the September event Apple said "later this year", not "coming soon", not "out next week with the new ATV 4K", they said, "later this year". Amazon has an HDR Fire TV in works, when it's ready, then you'll see Apple ATVs for sale on Amazon again, and the Amazon Prime app for both ATVs. It's business people, they are not going to do it now just because you can't wait anymore.
 
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python0704

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As a cord cutter, watching TNF is the last reason I'm interested in the prime video app as I just happily watch the game OTA on CBS/NBC.
 
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Laird Knox

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This would be great, as I'd finally watch the shows Amazon has to offer (their originals and licensed content). I don't want to use my laggy Fire TV Stick instead of my perfectly-working Apple TV.
Have you tried streaming from an iOS device to the AppleTV? Currently I stream Prime from an iPad Pro to the aTV 4 which then steams the audio to an aTV 3. Surprisingly it works quite well.
 
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