Amazon's Prime Video App Has Gone Missing From the Apple App Store [Update: It's Back]

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Prime Video, the Amazon app that hosts all of its streaming content, disappeared from Apple’s App Store without an explanation from Amazon on Friday. According to an Amazon spokesperson, the issue resulted from a “technical issue,” adding that the app should be restored soon.


Users on Twitter began flagging issues they were having locating Prime Video within the App Store on Friday morning, as TechCrunch and AppleInsider reported, with multiple mobile users sharing screengrabs of attempted updates that surfaced a notice that read: “The developer has removed this app from the App Store.” According to multiple reports, the app was also missing from Apple TV.

Gizmodo confirmed that Prime Video was no longer available for download through the App Store, though the app itself appeared to be functioning normally. On Twitter, where users had been tweeting about issues finding the app in the App Store, the Prime Video account had yet to respond as of Friday afternoon. As of just after 1 p.m. ET, the last post the account shared was a gif tweeted 13 hours prior.

Reached for comment, an Apple spokesperson directed us to Prime Video PR. A spokesperson for Amazon told Gizmodo by email that a technical issue caused the disappearance and said the app be back up on the App Store shortly.

Update 3pm ET: Added comment from Amazon.

Update 6pm ET: Prime Video was once again searchable in the Apple App Store as of late Friday evening.



Glad I downloaded it first.

Incidentally, this kind of fuckery is why I haven’t bought a Fire TV, and why I switched to a different tablet when my last Fire HD died. There’s annoying gaps in the Fire App Ecosystem because of Amazon’s hard bargaining.