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Amazon's Prime Video app becomes the most-downloaded Apple TV app at launch

Amazon's Prime Video app becomes the most-downloaded Apple TV app at launch
From TechCrunch - December 19, 2017

Apple and Amazons decision to bury the hatchet, leading to the return of the Apple TV on Amazon, and the launch of Amazons Prime Video app on Apple TV has proved beneficial to both companies. The Amazon Prime Video app has now become the most-downloaded app on Apple TV at launch, TechCrunch has confirmed.

Update: Correctionthe app had the most first-week downloads of any app in the history of tvOS, but not the most to date.

Achieving this milestone is fairly notable, given that Amazon Prime Video only arrived on Apple TV in early December. That indicates there was a lot of pent-up demand from Amazon Prime members for this app.

The news was first reported by the site BestAppleTV.com, and weve since confirmed its accuracy with sources close to the company.

The two companies had been fierce rivals for years, which hurt both of their respective customer bases. But that changed this summer. Apple CEO Tim Cookannounced Apples plan to allow Amazons app on Apple TV at the companys Worldwide Developer Conference in June, noting that the app would go live before year-end.

According to Apple TV App Store data provided by Sensor Tower, the Amazon Prime Video app has ranked number one in the free apps chart since its launch, and remains in the top position now in the U.S. and all other regions where its available.

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