Will Apple TV every support Amazon Instant Video?

Discussion in 'Apple TV and Home Theater' started by aaronvan, Aug 28, 2014.

  1. aaronvan Suspended

    aaronvan

    Joined:
    Dec 21, 2011
    Location:
    República Cascadia
    #1
    Will Apple TV ever support Amazon Instant Video? Sure, they are competitors. However, there should be a business model that exploits both companies areas of expertise in a win-win situation.

    Then I would have to stream my MBA to the plasma. :D
     
  2. JackieInCo macrumors 601

    Joined:
    Jul 18, 2013
    Location:
    Colorado
    #2
    If you have an iPad or iPhone, you can install the Amazon app and then airplay your purchased videos to the ATV. It works great.
     
  3. spacepawn macrumors newbie

    Joined:
    Sep 13, 2010
    #3
    I doubt it and not just Amazon Instant Video, there are not channels in the apple tv that is a direct competitor of iTunes (Vudu, Blockbuster, etc).
     
  4. brand macrumors 601

    brand

    Joined:
    Oct 3, 2006
    Location:
    127.0.0.1
    #4
    No one here at Mac Rumors is privy to Apple's highly secretive internal plans so no one can answer that question the way that you asked it.
     
  5. aaronvan thread starter Suspended

    aaronvan

    Joined:
    Dec 21, 2011
    Location:
    República Cascadia
    #5
    Of course. And Mac Rumors never trucks with speculation or opinion. Just hard and unassailable facts. :p
     
  6. brand macrumors 601

    brand

    Joined:
    Oct 3, 2006
    Location:
    127.0.0.1
    #6
    You asked for a fact not opinions, speculations, or thoughts.
     
  7. betman macrumors regular

    Joined:
    Jan 15, 2013
    #7
    I used to hope for the same, but with Fire TV out for <$100 and with it being a better-spec box too, I'm find with adding another little gadget to my collection.
     
  8. Solomani macrumors 68030

    Solomani

    Joined:
    Sep 25, 2012
    Location:
    Alberto, Canado
    #8
    Well. This is MR after all. Facts are anathema. :p
     
  9. APlotdevice macrumors 68040

    APlotdevice

    Joined:
    Sep 3, 2011
    #9
    Yup. That's what I do as well.
     
  10. Weaselboy Moderator

    Weaselboy

    Staff Member

    Joined:
    Jan 23, 2005
    Location:
    California
    #10
    I would guess it will at some point. There were those who thought they would never allow a Netflix client because it competes with iTunes, and we ended up with Netflix.
     
  11. Moonjumper macrumors 68000

    Joined:
    Jun 20, 2009
    Location:
    Lincoln, UK
    #11
    This was my thought as well, but you beat me to it. Amazon Instant is like Netflix, and that is there.

    We will probably see a whole range of streaming services if an app store arrives on the Apple TV, but I think there will be few until then.
     
  12. arbogast777 macrumors regular

    Joined:
    Sep 4, 2010
    #12
    It wouldn't surprise me if Apple allowed an Amazon Prime app, one that allowed people to stream their Prime Instant accounts but not necessarily purchase titles from...
     
  13. pianojoe macrumors 6502

    pianojoe

    Joined:
    Jul 5, 2001
    Location:
    N 49.50121 E008.54558
    #13
    It all comes down to how much of their revenue Amazon is going to share with Apple.
     
  14. coachingguy macrumors 6502a

    coachingguy

    Joined:
    Feb 7, 2003
    Location:
    The Great White, Albeit Frozen North
    #14
    I have an Amazon prime account and I know I've streamed from it to my ATV... Are they going to create a "channel" for it? I don't know, but you can stream to your ATV
     

Share This Page