Amazon today has released a new shopping app for any Apple TV running tvOS. The app, which is useful for Prime members especially, doesn’t include streaming video like many would hope, but rather allows users to complete purchases from their Apple TV.
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The app is rather basic in terms of features and you must be a Prime member in order to use it. Upon downloading it, you’ll be given a code and asked to head to Amazon’s website on your phone or computer to sign in. From there, the app will ask you to create a four-digit pin number for completing purchases.
Browse, Search, get product details, read reviews and see immersive product images and videos for millions of products available from Amazon.com and other merchants. Prime membership is required to make a purchase on your TV.
Sign in with your existing Amazon account to browse and search for products. Use dictation to search for products using your voice. Browse through immersive product images and videos. Buy on TV using your remote, or add to list to review later on your phone or computer.
The rest of the app will seem familiar if you’ve used any of Amazon’s mobile applications. The main screen of the app features collections hand-picked by Amazon, including gift guides and other various picks.
Along the top is a navigation bar that allows you to search for an item or view the settings interface. Searching is similar to that of any other Apple TV app. You can either use the onscreen keyboard or use Siri to perform a voice search.
On a product page, you’ll see the option to instantly purchase the product, add it to a shopping list, view a description, and view images. If you choose to buy it, you’ll be prompted to enter your four-digit pin and be on your way.
While the Amazon’s shopping app for Apple TV isn’t the tvOS app many have been hoping for, it’ll come in handy. Nevertheless, there’s still no Prime streaming video app for the Apple TV.
Amazon’s new shopping app for the Apple is available on the tvOS App Store now for free.