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Amazon discontinues its iTunes Match competitor that stored up to 250,000 songs in the cloud

12/21/2017, 10:12 am

Users looking to consolidate all of their legacy music purchases in a single cloud-based service will have one less option come mid-January, as Amazon has announced it will discontinue its song matching and uploading capability.

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Apple TV 4K sells out at Amazon hours after launching

12/20/2017, 11:12 am

Customers hoping to get an Apple TV 4K before Christmas have one less option, as Amazon completely sold out of the set-top box only hours after it began sales of the device, reflecting years of demand that grew from a dispute between the two companies.

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Apple TV 4K sales resume at Amazon after two-year block

12/20/2017, 08:12 am

After a more than two year sales block on Apple's set-top media streamers because of "customer confusion," Amazon now has two "Sold by Amazon" listings for the Apple TV 4K.

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Amazon Prime Video is already the most popular Apple TV app at launch

12/19/2017, 11:12 am

After just a few days on the tvOS App Store, the Amazon Prime Video app for Apple TV is already the most popular download ever at launch, revealing just how pent-up demand was for the service.

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AirPods now shipping post-Christmas from Apple, many other online retailers

12/17/2017, 06:12 pm

In the U.S., at least, AT&T may be the best bet to score AirPods online before Christmas, as Apple and a number of other vendors are now listing post-Christmas dates for shipping.

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Amazon spokeswoman confirms Apple TV 4K being processed for return to sale

12/14/2017, 02:12 pm

The Apple TV 4K and Chromecast appear to be on their way back to Amazon sales listings after a two-year absence, according to a spokeswoman for the commerce giant.

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Apple pushes Amazon Prime Video on Apple TV with 'What's New' screen, paid Twitter ads

12/08/2017, 10:12 am

Apple has gone all-in on promoting the new Amazon Prime Video app, and is not only telling users that it is available after a tvOS 11.2 update, but has taken out Twitter "promoted" tweets noting it as well.

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How to make the most of Amazon Prime Video on Apple TV

12/07/2017, 07:12 pm

The long-awaited Amazon Prime Video is finally available on Apple TV and iOS, and although the UI might not be perfect, support for Siri and Apple's TV app really adds to the user experience.

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Amazon Prime Video on Apple TV limited to 2.1 stereo sound, despite streaming 4K HDR video

12/06/2017, 12:12 pm

Though owners of an ultra-high definition 4K TV set with high-dynamic range will get full visual fidelity from Amazon's newly released Prime Video app for Apple TV, the sound quality won't match that best-in-class experience, as it is apparently limited to 2.1 channels at launch.

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First look: Amazon Prime Video for Apple TV launches on tvOS App Store

12/06/2017, 08:12 am

Six months after being announced, Amazon Prime Video for Apple TV has debuted on the tvOS App Store, meaning subscribers will be able to view hits like "The Man in the High Castle," "The Big Sick," "Catastrophe," and "The Grand Tour" on Apple's latest set-top boxes.

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App Store mixup hints at imminent release of Amazon Prime Video app for Apple TV

12/05/2017, 09:12 pm

Apple appears to have tipped the release of Amazon's long-awaited Amazon Prime Video app in an App Store listing this week, which suggests the title is not only coming to iOS, but Apple TV as well.

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Google blocks YouTube from Amazon devices as business conflict escalates

12/05/2017, 07:12 pm

In an escalating tit-for-tat spat between Google and Amazon, the internet search giant on Tuesday began blocking certain Amazon devices from accessing YouTube, and announced the list will grow starting next month.

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Apple's HomePod isn't about Siri, but rather the future of home audio

12/02/2017, 03:12 pm

Introduced this summer at WWDC17, Apple's HomePod was immediately positioned next to Amazon Echo and Google Home by bloggers as a "smart speaker" serving primarily as a way to chat with a voice assistant. But that's not how Apple introduced it.

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Amazon Prime Video app for Apple TV beta testing by employees underway, release date still unknown

11/30/2017, 10:11 am

New reports are circulating that the long-awaited Amazon Prime Video app for the Apple TV is being evaluated by Amazon employees -- but several rumored release dates have come and gone, and neither Apple nor Amazon are saying anything about it.

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After Apple's HomePod delay, Amazon touts budget Echo Dot as best selling Black Friday purchase

11/28/2017, 03:11 pm

Just days after Apple delayed its HomePod speaker and personal assistant into 2018, Amazon's low-priced Echo Dot was the company's top seller over Black Friday and Cyber Monday, giving the online retailer an even greater lead over rivals in the home speaker market.

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Amazon debuts Sumerian app platform with support for Apple's ARKit

11/27/2017, 12:11 pm

Amazon on Monday announced Sumerian, a platform for developers wanting to make virtual reality, augmented reality, and other 3D apps, including ones compatible with Apple's ARKit framework used on iPhones and iPads.

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Redesigned YouTube app returns to Amazon's Echo Show

11/21/2017, 03:11 pm

Amazon has brought a YouTube app back to the display-equipped Echo Show, apparently resolving a conflict with Google over terms of service.

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Video: With Apple's HomePod delayed until 2018, will customers wait?

11/21/2017, 02:11 pm

Apple recently announced that its highly anticipated premium HomePod speaker won't launch in December as was originally planned. AppleInsider brings you up to speed with everything you need to know about the HomePod's delay until 2018.

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Like Apple, Amazon abandons 'skinny' TV bundle plans following network resistance

11/15/2017, 11:11 am

For now, Amazon has allegedly jettisoned plans to offer a "skinny" bundle of cable and broadcast TV channels, owing to low expected profit margins and the same problem rumored to have halted Apple's bundle: resistance from networks.

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Amazon rumored prepping free ad-supported version of Prime Video [u]

11/13/2017, 02:11 pm

Raising a potential threat to Apple's TV plans, people wanting to watch Amazon's movies and TV shows may soon be able to stream without paying for a Prime subscription, which normally costs $99 per year. [Updated with official denial from Amazon]

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