For a few days now we have been hearing rumors that the Amazon would launch an Apple TV app this week in time for their first live stream of Thursday Night NFL Football. At first, we didn’t run the rumor as we couldn’t back it up. Now it is starting to look like the Amazon Video App for the Apple TV will launch this week.
This summer at WWDC Appl announced that Amazon Prime Video’s will be coming to the Apple TV App Store this summer. This all happened during the keynote at its annual Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC) in San Jose, California.
For years the main hold up for Amazon has been Apple’s refusal to allow its third-party video store on its Apple TV without giving Apple a cut of every sale. Not an easy thing for a company such as Amazon to do when it is trying to sell shows for $1.99 and make a profit. Amazon has made a special version of its video app without the store in the past; however, reports are the sales from that app were disappointing. Sources have said because of the poor sales from the iOS app, Amazon decided to never make a video app without its store again. Now that has changed and Amazon is once again willing to make an app for the Apple TV.
Today for a few hours Amazon had an official listing to sell the Apple TV on their website. That listing was later taken down but not before multiple news outlets reported it being live.
Now we are hearing multiple sources saying that Amazon wants their new Amazon Video app for the Apple TV live in time for Thursday Night Football kickoff this week. Amazon has also said for some time that the reason they didn’t sell the Apple TV was the fact that it didn’t support Amazon Video. Well with that about to change it would make sense that Amazon would once again sell the Apple TV.
When you put everything together it looks like the Amazon video app for the Apple TV will soon be here and that the Apple TV will soon be back on sale at Amazon.
Now apps have a way of being delayed at the last second. Not only does Amazon need to approve the app but so does Apple a company that is well known for dragging their feet when it comes to approving new apps.
Yet we feel it is now very likely that the new Amazon Video app for the Apple TV will come out this week or at least very soon.
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