Amazon Prime Video arrives on Apple TV in over 100 countries

From Apple’s press release:

Starting today, customers around the world can access the Amazon Prime Video app on Apple TV to stream award-winning and critically acclaimed titles including Prime Original Series and Movies. Also starting this week, the Apple TV app — a unified place for iPhone, iPad and Apple TV users to discover and start watching the best shows and movies — supports live sports, giving fans in the US a simple and seamless way to keep track of their favorite teams and games in real time. Participating sports apps in the Apple TV app include ESPN and the NBA, developed in partnership between the NBA and Turner Sports, with more to be added soon. Starting tomorrow, Prime members in the US can enjoy Thursday Night Football on the Apple TV app for iPhone, iPad and Apple TV.

It’s a big day for Apple TV. They’ve added the Amazon Prime Video app (here’s a first look we posted earlier today) as well as live sports to the Apple TV app.

Live sports in the Apple TV app means fans in the US can now follow their favorite teams to ensure those live games show up first in their Up Next queue. Fans can also receive on-screen notifications when a game is about to start, and when their favorite teams are in a close game, so they can easily switch to catch the most exciting sports moments live. Additionally, through a new dedicated Sports tab in the Apple TV app, fans can see the teams, leagues and sporting events currently playing or coming up soon, along with the time remaining and current scores.

You’ll want to update your Apple TV to the latest version of tvOS for all this to work.

  • DanielSw

    We just installed it. Looking forward to the more straightforward interface instead of Air Playing it from my iPhone.

    With this now-major shift away from cable, Netflix, Hulu, and Amozon Prime are our new “channels.”

    • Netflix, Prime, HBO, YouTube are our main channels. Plus ad hoc purchases from iTunes

      • James Hughes

        Exactly mine too.

  • Dana Pellerin

    Is the ESPN integration open to everyone? I know on my Amazon Fire TV you still have to have a cable subscription.

  • John Kordyback

    Got my 🇨🇦 Echo yesterday, installed Amazon Prime today.

    Amazon has got my number for the holidays.

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  • James Hughes

    Smart move.

  • frikova

    Is there a 3rd Gen Apple TV app like the release notes say?

    • Heos Phorus

      yes, there is! that really took my by surprise, as i wasn’t expecting anything more to happen on this 2 generations old device.

      • bibulb

        That REALLY surprised me – I was assuming “oh, I’ll test it when I finally upgrade,” and then all of a sudden there’s a new app lozenge next to YouTube on my home screen.