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Amazon Video is Now Available in The Google Play Store

Today Amazon added their Amazon Video app to The Google Play Store. No longer do you need to sideload it or use the Amazon Underground app. You can now just simply add it through the official Google Play Store.

Currently, the Amazon Video app only works on phones and tablets no official Android TV support. (Except the Nvidia Shield where it now comes preloaded.) Unfortunately, even though Prime Video is now in the Play Store, the app still does not include Chromecast support. So if you want to watch Amazon Video on your big screen you need a Roku, Fire TV, etc.

Amazon has also announced plans to add their video app to the Apple TV at some point. At first, it was reported that this would happen in the summer of 2017 but reports are now out that it may be delayed.

Amazon Video has been available in many regions in the Google Play Store for a few months now. The US has been the exception for some time now. We are not sure when it was added but it seems to have happened in the past several days, Amazon has quietly made the app available in the United States.

Source: 9 to 5 Google

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10 Responses to Amazon Video is Now Available in The Google Play Store

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    Daniel Richards August 30, 2017 at 1:36 pm #

    did they also remove the REQUIREMENT to have the Amazon Underground app installed? Last time I sideloaded it if you unistalled the Amazon Underground app it would stop working.

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      faganm24 August 30, 2017 at 1:54 pm #

      I would assume so. I removed both old apps and installed Amazon Shopping from the Play Store. I was able to watch a video.

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        EJ95835 August 30, 2017 at 6:15 pm #

        Same here. It authenticated seamlessly.

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    Rucknrun August 30, 2017 at 1:53 pm #

    I guess it is something. I can use it to cast to my fire stick, that I do not use.

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      Daniel Richards August 30, 2017 at 5:34 pm #

      why would you cast to a stick and not just use the native app on the stick itself? Maybe I’m just the weird guy but I would much prefer native apps with a remote over casting from the phone.

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        EJ95835 August 30, 2017 at 6:12 pm #

        You’re no fun Daniel! Ha-ha!

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          Daniel Richards August 30, 2017 at 8:18 pm #

          no i’m serious, I have a Shield TV with cast support built in and i would rather sideload a regular android app and use the joystick to navigate then to cast to the shield from my phone, phone casting just seams so unreliable in general and takes forever to do things like switching channels in DTVNow.

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            EJ95835 August 31, 2017 at 2:47 pm #

            I was kidding. I was thinking the same as you, keep it simple.

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    Blake Sinnett August 30, 2017 at 2:20 pm #

    I wonder if the apk from the Play store would have an Android TV interface if it was sideloaded on to an Android TV box.

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      Kawshik Ahmed August 30, 2017 at 2:48 pm #

      Nope, it’s just the Mobile/Tablet app.