Apple on Thursday released the Apple TV app for Amazon Fire TV devices, initially supporting the Amazon Fire TV Stick 4K, as well as the older HD model. Support for the Amazon Fire TV Cube, 3rd generation Fire TV (penchant design), and some other models is on the way.
The TV app allows users to watch purchased iTunes movies and television episodes, access their Apple TV Channels subscriptions, and view Apple TV+ content when the service launches on November 1.
To install the Apple TV app on your compatible Amazon Fire device, search for “Apple TV” in the Amazon Appstore, or search for it using Alexa by asking: “Alexa, find the Apple TV app”.
Features of the Apple TV app include:
- Discover new shows and movies from the world’s most creative minds on Apple TV+
- Watch TV shows and movies that you’ve already purchased or rented from Apple, available in the Library tab
- Watch premium channels — all ad-free, on demand, and shareable with up to 6 family members
- Find new release movies or explore the catalog of over 100,000 movies and shows, including the largest catalog of 4K HDR movies
- Watch Now is your home in the Apple TV app, where you can find expertly-curated collections and personalized recommendations picked just for you
- Up Next, your personal watch list, helps you quickly find and watch your favorites, or resume what you’re watching from the moment you left off across all your devices
Fire TV Stick (2nd Gen) and Fire TV Stick 4K customers will be able to download the app starting today in the US, Canada, UK, Germany, France, Italy, Spain and India. Fire TV Basic Edition customers in over 50 countries can also find the Apple TV app in the Amazon Appstore on their Fire TV.
The 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 sound bar. The Apple TV app is not compatible with Fire TV (1st and 2nd Gen) and Fire TV Stick (1st Gen).
Note that you will not be able to pay for content through the Amazon Fire TV app. Instead, the app will prompt you to log in with an Apple ID, and will provide access to any content you have already purchased.
Thursday’s announcement means Apple has fulfilled its promise to bring the Apple TV app to the Amazon Fire TV and Roku devices ahead of the Apple TV+ launch. (The app launched on Roku boxes last week.)
The TV app is also available on select Samsung smart televisions, and is coming soon to LG, Sony, and Vizio smart TVs.