Apple TV’s app lineup hasn’t featured the Amazon Prime video app for almost two years but now reports claim that it’s set to be included as soon as this summer for Prime subscribers to download and watch videos.
This report comes from Recode which details that sources familiar with each company have stated that they are “close to an agreement” regarding the issue. Amazon employees are expecting the app to be available on the fourth generation set top box in the third quarter of 2017 but there have been no details as to how the two came to decide this. Many believe that the decision was made “on a high level” suggesting that company CEOs Tim Cook and Jeff Bezos were the ones that decided the terms.
“Amazon and Apple may have reached a truce. The tech giants, who are increasingly competing for customers’ time, eyeballs and money, are close to an agreement to bring an Amazon video app to Apple’s Apple TV set-top box, according to people familiar with the two companies.”
Amazon stopped selling devices for the Apple TV back in 2015, adding weight to the rumor that Prime Video would never again feature but late last year, Amazon launched an app for Apple TV that allowed users to search for and buy items on Amazon.com.