Both Apple and Amazon have made official announcements this morning about the launch, which brings Prime Video to Apple TV for users in over 100 countries.
“Amazon Prime Video is one of the most eagerly anticipated apps to come to Apple TV, so we’re excited to bring all of that great content to customers,” said Eddy Cue, Apple’s senior vice president of Internet Software and Services, in a statement.
Also new today is universal search for Prime Video and integration with the TV iOS app. Universal search allows users to search with Siri for Prime Video titles, currently supported in Canada, the US, Australia, Norway and Sweden for now. This means Siri can now search for over 1.3 million episodes and movies on Apple TV.
“There is nothing that excites us more than delighting our customers, and we are thrilled for them to stream Prime Video on Apple TV,” said Mark Eamer, Vice President of Prime Video, in a statement. “The app arrives just in time for the highly anticipated new season of The Grand Tour, which launches on December 8th, and Prime Video members streaming on the Apple TV 4K will have the exceptional viewing experience of 4K HDR.”
iPhone X users will be happy to know screen support is also available today as well.
This is great news. Finally an easier way to watch Prime Video on Apple TV. With the recent launch of Echo devices and Alexa too, Amazon is killing it in Canada.