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Amazon Prime Video is back in the iOS App Store and Apple TV [Updated]

What you need to know

  • Amazon Prime Video has dissapeared from iOS.
  • Users across Twitter are reporting the app is no longer available.
  • Users who still have the app installed are currently able to use it.

UPDATE #2: Apple and Amazon have fixed the issue, restoring Prime Video in the iOS App Store and tvOS App Store.

UPDATE: According to Recode's Peter Kafka, the Amazon Prime Video app should return to the App Store soon. Apparently, it was a bug and not intentional.

Reports across Twitter suggest that Amazon Prime Video for iOS is no longer avaiable. Several users reported that they are no longer able to use the Video app on iOS. The error message states that the app has been removed from the App Store by the developer.

Indeed when searching for the app, Prime Video no longer appears in the top results.

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https://twitter.com/TheCanadianTech/status/1180133668708343810

Having not updated either my phone or TV, both apps remain on my iPhone and Apple TV and seem to be fully functional. As of just now, it seems that anyone who has the app already installed should still be able to use it. The range of Twitter reports suggest this is a global issue, with reports the app is no longer available on the App Store in the UK, US, Germany and several other countries.

This story is developing.

Stephen Warwick
Stephen Warwick

Stephen Warwick has written about Apple for five years at iMore and previously elsewhere. He covers all of iMore's latest breaking news regarding all of Apple's products and services, both hardware and software. Stephen has interviewed industry experts in a range of fields including finance, litigation, security, and more. He also specializes in curating and reviewing audio hardware and has experience beyond journalism in sound engineering, production, and design.

Before becoming a writer Stephen studied Ancient History at University and also worked at Apple for more than two years. Stephen is also a host on the iMore show, a weekly podcast recorded live that discusses the latest in breaking Apple news, as well as featuring fun trivia about all things Apple.

3 Comments
  • Impossible to update also in France!
  • All good here, as I DO already have it installed. VERY suspicious timing with Apple Plus about to be released. ;)
  • My Amazon Prime Video app updated just today, Oct 4. At about 11am on my iPhone 11 Max. I manually checked for updates, and Amazon came up, I updated.