A new Amazon Prime Video app has appeared in the Google Play Store. The app, which was first spotted by AndroidPolice, is marked as an Andorid TV app, making it the first time Amazon has hinted at releasing a video app for all devices running Google’s television and set-top box operating system.
Earlier this year, Amazon released a video app for the NVIDIA Shield TV. While that device runs Andorid TV, the Amazon Video app was added through a software update from NVIDIA, which allowed it to bypass the Google Play Store.
The new Prime Video app for Android TV in the Google Play Store is currently marked as incompatible with all devices, making it impossible for anyone to download and install. It’s unknown why, but it seems like Amazon wants everyone to know that the app is coming but is not yet ready to release it to the world.
The arrival of a Prime Video app for Android TV devices is likely part of Amazon and Google’s ongoing discussions to make each company’s content available on both company’s devices. This hopefully means that Amazon and Google are close to coming to an agreement that will keep Google from blocking YouTube on Fire TV devices in 2018.