With the app you have access to Amazon's full Prime Video library (provided you have a Prime account). At the Recode conference past year, Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos said: "When we sell those devices, we want our player - our Prime Video player - to be on the device, and we want it to be on the device with acceptable business terms".
Audio descriptions of Dolby 5.1 sound have been removed from selected movies on the Apple TV Prime TV app.
A Google rep told Variety, which first reported the story, that the reasoning is simple: Amazon has declined to sell (and to offer Prime video on) Google's media devices, pushing instead, for example, its own Fire TV Stick exclusively rather than offering it for sale alongside Google's Chrromecast streaming media player.
Apple TV owners will have access to Amazon Original Movies and Prime Originals such as The Grand Tour, The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel and The Tick along with the upcoming premieres of Jean-Claude Van Johnson on December 15 and Phillip K. Dick's Electric Dreams on January 12.
Decent app for streaming or downloading Amazon Prime Video content to your smartphone. Yes, you get Netflix and, yes, at long last there is now support for Amazon Prime Video as well. "The question is, can you get it on there with acceptable business terms?" Therefore services like Spotify have to add a 30% premium on subscriptions sold through the iOS app, which makes it look like their services are more expensive than Apple's competing services.
The slightly iffy bit about the Apple TV is the choice of native apps in the Apple TV App Store, which still isn't all that great. Sadly if they do not reach an agreement you will have to mirror your smartphone on to the Amazon streaming device to watch YouTube on the big screen.
The Prime Video app for the Apple TV supports numerous Apple TV features, this included Siri and the TV app, this allows you to search for videos on Prime from the main TV interface. However, until then you can use the method mentioned above.
"Echo Show and Fire TV now display a standard web view of YouTube.com and point customers directly to YouTube's existing website".
Two tech giants are in a messy streaming video fight right now, leaving consumers squeezed in the middle. Now they are not available direct from Amazon, although earlier this year the company did briefly list the latest version of the device for sale on its USA site (but it has since been removed). Amazon says it is disappointing to see Google selectively blocking access to an open website.