Peter Kafka and Jason Del Rey, reporting for Recode:
Amazon and Apple may have reached a truce.
The tech giants, who are increasingly competing for customers’ time, eyeballs and money, are close to an agreement to bring an Amazon video app to Apple’s Apple TV set-top box, according to people familiar with the two companies.
Amazon employees expect the app to show up on Apple’s hardware in the third quarter of the year.
I have avoided using Amazon’s video services because of the company’s decision to neglect the Apple TV. The Apple TV is a lot more important to me than a streaming video library that I’ve only briefly browsed. But I wouldn’t mind expanding my options for video content without having to rely on AirPlay for playback.