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Published on December 18th, 2017 | by Brad Gibson

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Amazon Prime Video app breaks Apple TV download record

Amazon’s recently released Prime Video app was the most downloaded of any tvOS app ever in its first seven days, Apple confirmed Monday through a statement provided by Amazon.

The confirmation from Apple released by Amazon to BESTAppleTV.com read, “Prime Video has been a hit with Apple TV customers around the world — it had the most first-week downloads of any app in the history of tvOS.”

What is not known is how many times the app has been downloaded from the Apple TV App Store leading it to break the record or the app and its record that was broken. It is also not known if Apple provided record-breaking comparison numbers to Amazon.

The Prime Video app debuted December 6, seven months after it was announced it would be coming to Apple TV.

Prime Video main screenThe Amazon Prime Video app was the most downloaded of any tvOS app ever in its first seven days, Apple has confirmed via Amazon.

As the app’s developer, Amazon is aware on a daily basis of its download count via Apple’s iTunes Connect service, but it did not provide specific numbers nor has Apple through a statement of its own at the time this story was filed.

Subscribers to the Enterprise Partner Feed can find download rankings of apps by country, but BESTAppleTV.com can confirm the app currently cannot be found in the database even though it is a universal app for both iOS and tvOS.

The app allows Prime Video subscribers to watch TV shows and movies from the service using third-generation Apple TV devices or newer. It is available on the Apple TV AppStore in over 100 countries including the U.S., Canada, Great Britain, France, and Germany. Prime members in the U.S., UK, Germany, Austria, and Japan can also use this app to watch videos purchased or rented on Amazon.

Amazon has 90 million U.S.-based Prime subscribers, the company has said. According to research firm Consumer Intelligence Research Partners, 63 percent of Amazon’s customers are Prime members, and in the past 12 months, the total subscriber base has grown by 38 percent.

Prime Video brings the number of TV episodes and movies that Siri can search on Apple TV to 1.3 million.

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About the Author

Brad is co-founder and editor-in-chief of BESTAppleTV.com. He has been a technology reporter since the late 1980s having previously worked for MacUser, MacFormat, and iCreate magazines, as well as MacNN.com, MacObserver.com, MacCentral.com, MacMinute.com, and Macworld.com. He hosted and produced the MacFormat This Week podcast for three years. He was also a reporter, editor, and producer for the Associated Press and United Press International.



2 Responses to Amazon Prime Video app breaks Apple TV download record

  1. fred blogs says:

    Sydney, Australia I have a gen 4 Apple TV. My ISP is Dodo, and through them everything is quality HD.

    I watch a lot of content – Apple movies and TV, YouTube and Netflix and I have to say the image quality is always fantastic.

    Except for Amazon Prime, I joined the Australian Amazon Prime and their picture quality Suck! The App Sucks and with the exception of the Grand Tour their movie/TV library Sucks, can’t see me sticking with it unless it improves over the next month or so. I’ll be back to torrenting TGT.

  2. J Dallo says:

    Can’t fine codesign on tv as required to sigo in to prime.

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