Amazon Prime Video for Android TV won't be widely available any time soon

Amazon Prime Video for Android TV won't be widely available any time soon
Amazon and Google announced one month ago that the official YouTube app will be available on Fire TV devices and that Prime Video will be rolled out to Android TV and Chromecast. Unfortunately, if you haven't been able to download Amazon Prime Video on your Android TV yet, chances are that you won't be able to do so any time soon, and here is why.

It looks like Google will not make the Amazon Prime Video app widely available through the Play Store, 9to5google reports. The client will be pushed out on an OEM by OEM basis, which means that it's all up to your Android TV manufacturer to make the Amazon Prime Video app available for download.

Hisense is one of the first TV manufacturers that has already deployed the new Amazon Prime Video app to some of its Android TVs, as pointed out by Reddit user CenterInYou. The update that contains the Prime Video app also adds a new boot-up screen and June security patch in case you want to know.

The Prime Video app will only be made available through Google Play Store if and when OEMs decided to push it out, so there's not much you can do other than wait and hope that your Android TV manufacturer will roll out the app sooner rather than later.

FEATURED VIDEO

1 Comment

1. rshermanfl

Posts: 4; Member since: Nov 02, 2016

I have it on NVidia Sheild...and really, is any other Android TV worth discussing? I've tried several, with only Minix and FireTV being remotely competitive...but not really...but what don't have is...(big sigh) Madden.

Latest Stories

This copy is for your personal, non-commercial use only. You can order presentation-ready copies for distribution to your colleagues, clients or customers at https://www.parsintl.com/phonearena or use the Reprints & Permissions tool that appears at the bottom of each web page. Visit https://www.parsintl.com/ for samples and additional information.