After missing for two years from the app lineup present on the 4th gen Apple TV, the Amazon Prime Video app is said to arrive to the set-top box soon. According to some reports, it might be even arriving this summer to the Prime subscribers, so that they will be able to download videos and to watch them quite soon. Recode reported that sources close to the company declared that Amazon and Apple are on their way to a new agreement regarding Amazon Prime Video for Apple TV.
Not So Much to Wait
More precisely, the employees at Amazon believe the app will appear on the App Store for the Apple TV not later than the third quarter of 2017. The original sources did not reveal what agreements or compromises were made behind the closed doors for Amazon to be accessible on Apple TV, but we can imagine there were lots of discussions. Some people even speculate that the arrangements were made by the CEOs Tim Cook and Jeff Bezos in person.
We have also heard about this possible agreement a year ago, when Bezos also discussed the Amazon and Apple TV collaboration at the Code Conference hosted by Recode. At the time, he said that Amazon is always looking out for acceptable business terms before bringing the video app to any streaming devices. Similarly, Eddy Cue had declared in February that Amazon can join Apple TV whenever they want to.
In the end of 2015, Amazon did not sell Apple TV devices on their website anymore, which made people think Amazon Prime Video will not arrive to Apple TV. However, towards the end of 2016, Amazon released an app for Apple TV, but it did not focus on streaming content from Amazon Prime, simply allowing users to search and browse items on the Amazon.com website.