Amazon Prime Video app arrives to Windows 10

Amazon finally builds a Prime Video app for Windows 10, and you can download it now from the Microsoft Store.

Amazon Prime Video app on Windows 10
Amazon Prime Video app on Windows 10

Although you can watch movies and shows from Amazon Prime Video on your computers, up until now, you’re only able to stream content using the web browser since there was not an official app for Windows 10 users. However, Amazon is now finally making available a native Windows 10 app (via Aggiornamenti Lumia) for its Prime Video service, and the company may also be planning to use the app to bring live TV to customers.

The new Amazon Prime Video app is a Universal Windows Platform (UWP) app, which means that it has been designed to run on any device running Windows 10 as well as on other platforms, such as Xbox.

The app resembles the web version of the streaming service, but you’ll notice a horizontal menu on the left to navigate movies and shows. You can also access the store, channels, categories, and there’s even a download section, suggesting support for video download for offline watching.

You can download the Prime Video app from the Microsoft Store, but because it hasn’t officially announced yet, expect an error trying to sign in.

Alongside the leak of the app, a report from Protocol (via XDA) indicates that Amazon is also thinking on adding live programing and linear programing to the service. The company already offers ways to subscribe to TV channels through the Channels section, but adding live programing to the on-demand content may make the service more appealing for people who like traditional TV.

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