With all of the unseemly bickering between Amazon and Google in latest occasions, you wouldn’t have thought that both of them will probably be prepared to concede an inch to the opposite. Nonetheless, in a transfer that some may even see as sudden, Amazon has now gone forward and added native help for Android TV to its on-demand streaming service, ‘Prime Video’, by launching a standalone ‘Prime Video – Android TV‘ app that’s now accessible on Google Play. The app is appropriate with Android 5.0 Lollipop and newer.
It’s price noting right here that Prime Video was already accessible on some Android TV units like NVIDIA’s Protect TV in addition to Sony’s Android TV merchandise, so the newest growth now ensures that each one Android TV units, no matter their producer, will now be capable to stream content material from Amazon Prime natively.
The unique Prime Video app was already accessible on the Play Retailer for Android telephones and tablets, however its lack of help for Google’s good TV platform was a sore level for a lot of of its subscribers. Which is why some consider that the newest developments should not as shocking as some on-line commentators and social media customers are making it out to be.
As for the long-running feud between Google and Amazon, the 2 corporations have publicly acknowledged that they’re working in direction of some type of reconciliation that can see their services accessible on every others platforms as soon as once more. As a part of these conciliatory gestures, Chromecast units have been re-listed on Amazon after being taken off the location earlier this 12 months.
Nonetheless, Google is but to take down its discover about shutting out Hearth TV units from accessing YouTube from subsequent month, and the Echo Present and Spot nonetheless barred from accessing the service, so it’s anyone’s guess about how that is going to pan out going ahead.
Even within the midst of all these conciliatory gestures in direction of each other, Google Solid help remains to be missing on the common Prime Video app, so it will likely be fascinating to see if that little anomaly is rectified any time quickly. Though, I wouldn’t maintain my breath for it if I used to be you.