Date trick gives Amazon Prime Video for Apple TV an early reveal

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Coming soon. Or is it?
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Apple still hasn’t delivered on its promise to bring Amazon Prime Video to Apple TV — although an apparently accidental reveal on the App Store suggests that it may be on the way as early as today.

As posted yesterday by a user on Reddit, setting their iPhone time and date forward to December 6 caused Amazon Prime Video to appear in the App Store, although the “fault” has now been rectified.

Apple’s announcement read as follows:

“We love Amazon Prime. For $99 a year, we get super fast delivery (up to same-day!), a huge selection of free eBooks, and early access to major savings. Now, we can also kick back and watch some of the hottest entertainment around with Amazon Prime Video on Apple TV. The sleep service is packed with great movies, tv shows – even Thursday Night Football.”

Apple promised Amazon Prime Video on Apple TV back at WWDC in the middle of the year, although it has yet to roll out. With days running out on Apple’s “by the end of the year” promise, it seems that the app will need to launch any day now for Apple to hit its self-imposed deadline. As one of the last video streaming platforms not available for Apple TV, this would certainly be a gratefully received early holiday gift!

Are you an Amazon Prime subscriber? Would you be excited to see it on Apple TV? Let us know your thoughts in the comments below.

Source: Reddit

  • Bob Level

    Been waiting a long time for this and the lack of Amazon video is why I still have to break out the Roku every now and then.

    • tjwolf

      Could’ve just used AirPlay instead – just sayin’ :-)

  • tjwolf

    I’ve waited a long time for this. While AirPlay works well, it makes the device unusable for other purposes (I suppose not that big of a deal since you should be paying attention to the show you’re AirPlaying, not surfing :-)

    I hope Amazon follows on their promise of making their “app” available on older Apple TVs too – I have two 3rd gens, not the ones with Siri and a real app store.