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

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  1. MacRumors macrumors bot


    Apr 12, 2001

    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


    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:
    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
  2. DempaX macrumors member


    Jun 4, 2014
    c'mon already! Although they just clamped down even harder on watching over vpn from "abroad".
  3. tonyr6 macrumors 65816


    Oct 13, 2011
    Brooklyn NY
    Come on is right. I can't wait for this app to come out so I can disconnect my ad ridden, stuttering POS use to be good FTV box.
  4. matthew12 macrumors member


    Aug 27, 2009
    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.
  5. dontwalkhand macrumors 601


    Jul 5, 2007
    Phoenix, AZ
  6. jdillings macrumors 68000

    Jun 21, 2015
    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.
  7. JD92 macrumors 6502a


    Apr 14, 2005
    I'm not so sure - there are already a number of streaming devices which support HDR on Amazon.
  8. Xavier macrumors 68030

    Mar 23, 2006
  9. DTphonehome macrumors 68000

    Apr 4, 2003
    Honestly WTH is taking so long? A decent coder can make a video streaming app in an afternoon.
  10. 2010mini macrumors 68040

    Jun 19, 2013
    They can and just update the tvOS app later.

    But yeah this needs to happen now!
  11. UL2RA, Sep 25, 2017
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    UL2RA Suspended

    May 7, 2017
    My AppleTV is supposed to get here Friday. It needs ... to ... hurry ... up.
  12. webbuzz macrumors 65816


    Jul 24, 2010
    Looking forward to ditching my FireTV and the awful UI.
  13. Ghost31 macrumors 68020


    Jun 9, 2015
    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
  14. mikeb13 macrumors regular

    Jun 19, 2009
    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.
  15. artfossil macrumors 65816


    Oct 5, 2015
    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.
  16. lsutigerfan1976 macrumors 68020

    Sep 14, 2012
    “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.
  17. SBlue1 macrumors 65816


    Oct 17, 2008
  18. Joe Rossignol Editor

    Joe Rossignol

    Staff Member

    May 12, 2012
    That's exactly what this is for full transparency.
  19. Spendlove macrumors 6502


    Apr 9, 2015
    Cambridge UK
    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?
  20. D.T. macrumors G3


    Sep 15, 2011
    Vilano Beach, FL
    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).

    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.
  21. GizmoDVD macrumors 68000

    Oct 11, 2008
    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.
  22. MarkNY macrumors regular

    Jun 21, 2010
    Exactly as I predicted. Amazon wants the ad revenue. This was a hard deadline.
  23. benji888 macrumors 68000


    Sep 27, 2006
    United States
    Not happening.
    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.
    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.
  24. python0704 macrumors regular


    Apr 8, 2015
    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.
  25. Laird Knox macrumors 68000

    Jun 18, 2010
    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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