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Amazon Prime Video hits Apple TV in over 100 countries

It’s been a long wait, with delays after delays. You can breathe a sigh of relief, you’ll now be able to watch “The Grand Tour” on Apple TV. It looks like the two tech giants have made up, and let’s hope it isn’t just limited to Amazon Prime Video.

The Amazon Prime Video app was the long missing piece of the puzzle on Apple TV, where other streaming services like Netflix, Hulu and the rest have been available.

Effective 6 December 2017, Apple TV users around the globe can access Amazon Prime Video to stream award-winning and critically-acclaimed titles including Prime Original Series and movies.

Starting this week, the Apple TV app will also let iPhone, iPad and Apple TV users discover and watch shows and movies, will support live sports. This will include ESPN and NBA, developed in partnership between NBA and Turner Sports.

Apple says more will be added soon.

Prime members in the US can also enjoy Thursday Night Football on the Apple TV app for iPhone, iPad and Apple TV.

Prime Video members can access thousands of titles through the Prime Video app on Apple TV 4K and previous versions of Apple TV.

I know petrolheads will jump for joy as the app arrives just in time for the new season of “The Grand Tour.”

Other Prime Original Series and Movies including “The Tick,” “The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel” and “The Big Sick,” with more titles coming every month.

Kids are not left out as there’s a plethora of award-winning kids content too, including “Tumble Leaf,” “If You Give a Mouse a Cookie” and “The Snowy Day.”

Apple has updated tvOS to version 11.2, allowing Apple TV 4K customers to choose between having video converted to the best format their TV can support, or outputting the video in its original frame rate and dynamic range.

The new Apple TV 4K lets you watch movies and programs in 4K HDR quality. It offers four times more pixels than HD, and support for HDR means you get brighter, better contrast and more realistic colours.

Under the hood, the Apple A10X Fusion chip delivers a powerful platform for consuming content, playing interactive games and running apps.

Learn more about Apple TV here.

By Vernon

Vernon is the founder and chief editor of A graphic designer by profession, he has a deep love for technology, cars, gadgets, food, and travel. He tweets too much and is also known as a caffeine bacterium ("life's too short for bad coffee"). Bleeds Blue (go Chelsea FC!) and considers BMW, Porsche, Alfa Romeo cars to have in the garage--for true petrolheads, that is.

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