Amazon Prime Video finally gets a Windows App at Microsoft Store and could also add a live TV feature.
Amazon Prime Video has been primarily exclusive to Fire TV stick for a long time. Even though it was available in the iOS and Android versions, it was not until recently available to Android TV as well. It seems that Amazon has been slowly opening up to other platforms as well including Microsoft Windows.
Amazon Prime Video shows up on the Microsoft Store
The app itself has the standard format similar to other platforms Amazon Prime Video app. It includes a left navigation bar, with sections of Home, Store, My Stuff, Downloads, Kids. Interestingly, with the Downloads section, it seems that offline viewing is also supported.
This new app at Microsoft Store is an UWP (Universal Windows Platform) app. It is developed to be compatible with Tablets, Xbox consoles along with Windows desktop.
The Amazon Prime Video can be installed from the Microsoft Store directly at this location. This will definitely enhance the experience for Windows users who were relying on the Browser for viewing their favorite shows and movies.
Live TV ?
According to the report by Janko Roettgers at Protocol, Amazon is planning to venture into the Live TV programming. This would enable users to watch Live TV content from the feeds along with TV shows and movies, which Amazon already offers.
It has already broadcasted a few live sporting events, but this dedicated live TV section may make it a very interesting offer. If this really comes out, hopefully soon, it would be a very compelling watching option, especially for FireTV stick users.
Apple has recently announced a good number of updates in this year’s WWDC including iOS, iPadOS, watchOS. In terms of its Desktop and MacBook systems its operating system macOS, it has quite a few important updates for Big Sur.