Apple TV app goes live on Amazon's Fire TV Stick devices

Apple TV app goes live on Amazon's Fire TV Stick devices
Amazon confirmed the Apple TV app is available on most Fire TV devices, starting today. Depending on their location, owners of Fire TV Stick (2nd Gen) and Fire TV Stick 4K can download and start using the brand new Apple TV app.

To get the app, simply search for “Apple TV” or say “Alexa, find the Apple TV app” into the Alexa Voice Remote or a paired Echo device. Once the app is installed, if you want to open it quickly, just say, “Alexa, open the Apple TV app.”

Amazon mentions that Fire TV Stick (2nd Gen) and Fire TV Stick 4K customers can download the Apple TV app starting today in the US, Canada, UK, Germany, France, Italy, Spain, and India. Also, Fire TV Basic Edition customers in over 50 countries can find the Apple TV app in the Amazon Appstore on their Fire TV.

Finally, Amazon announced that the Apple TV app will be coming soon to Fire TV Cube (1st and 2nd Gen), Fire TV (3rd Gen pendant design), Toshiba and Insignia Fire TV Edition smart TVs, and Nebula soundbar. Unfortunately, the application is not compatible with Fire TV (1st and 2nd Gen) and Fire TV Stick (1st Gen).

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5 Comments

1. Poptart2828

Posts: 458; Member since: Jan 23, 2018

Prob wait a few months to see if it picks up stuff I don't already have using Netflix Hulu prime combo. Although 5 bucks is like giving up a whopper meal lol

2. CreeDiddy

Posts: 2270; Member since: Nov 04, 2011

Apple is bound to have at least 100 million subscribers within a year. Smart move on Apple's part to open this up to Roku and Amazon. This will generate Apple after the first year of $500 million/mo in service revenue alone. The first year will be about loading original content, directors, actors for marketing purposes. Year two will be a cash cow. The other smart move this does is create more sales for their devices for one year of free service. You will pay for an accessory that costs more than $99-$199, but the 1 year service costs less than $60. Brilliant marketing on Apple's part.

3. sgodsell

Posts: 7514; Member since: Mar 16, 2013

Apple had to partner with others because they didn't sell that many Apple 4k TV boxes. Apple even paid over a billion this year, to a number of TV OEMs to include Apple's AirPlay on a number of their TVs. It's that simple. Apple is far behind when it comes to the family's TV rooms.

5. midan

Posts: 3097; Member since: Oct 09, 2017

"Apple even paid over a billion this year, to a number of TV OEMs to include Apple's AirPlay on a number of their TVs. " Source?

4. midan

Posts: 3097; Member since: Oct 09, 2017

"Apple is bound to have at least 100 million subscribers within a year. " More like this year. From new iPhone sales they will get like 70 million this year alone.

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