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Comcast Xfinity X1 to add Amazon Prime Video this year

Comcast Xfinity X1 to add Amazon Prime Video this year

Comcast has teamed up with Amazon to offer Prime Video on its Xfinity X1 platform, giving subscribers direct access to the video streaming service. This is the first time Amazon Prime Video will be available on an MVPD platform in the United States, according to Comcast, which says its customers will be able to control the video app using the X1 Voice Remote.

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Streaming Showdown: Who has the best original shows

Streaming Showdown: Who has the best original shows

Streaming seems to be the way to go these days. Analysts expect that the market would soon overtake and devour traditional TV services, becoming the be-all and end-all of video entertainment at home and on the go. These services, some of them smaller than the network giants that run cable and live TV, often compete on more than just the licensed content they can deliver to their subscribers. They compete, sometimes even more viciously, over original shows that none of their competitors will be able to broadcast. We take a look at some of today’s streaming services to check which ones offer the best selection of original content.

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Amazon is bringing Iain M. Banks’ Culture to Prime Video

Amazon is bringing Iain M. Banks’ Culture to Prime Video

Iain M. Banks' Culture Series is headed to Amazon Prime Video, with the studio snapping up the rights to "Consider Phlebas." The TV series will be adapted by Dennis Kelly, who created TV series "Utopia," while Plan B Entertainment, responsible for "World War Z" and "Moonlight," will produce.

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Amazon Prime Video app is now on Android TV with a big catch

Amazon Prime Video app is now on Android TV with a big catch

Google’s and Amazon’s relationship is perhaps best described as “complicated”. Things have recently turned sour when Google, supposedly unprovoked, yanked out YouTube from the Amazon Echo Show. Words were thrown back and forth, conspiracies were drummed up. The two are now supposedly negotiating terms, which includes the availability of the Chromecast on Amazon’s virtual shelves and, now, the arrival of Amazon’s Prime Video app for all Android TV devices. Strangely, however, it seems that it’s not compatible with any Android TV device.

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Amazon Prime Video HDR10+ content arrives tomorrow

Amazon Prime Video HDR10+ content arrives tomorrow

Amazon Prime Video will start offering HDR10+ content tomorrow, making it available to anyone who has a television that supports the standard. This follows the announcement we reported on this past April, one that involved a collaboration between Samsung and Amazon to bring about the HDR10+ standard.

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Amazon Prime Video arrives on Apple TV at long last

Amazon Prime Video arrives on Apple TV at long last

After hearing promises of an Amazon Prime Video app for Apple TV at WWDC 2017, the day has finally come. Amazon Prime Video has gone live for Apple TV, with just a few weeks to spare in Apple's promise that it would be here before the end of 2017. Just as well, it appears that the iOS Prime Video App has been updated to play nice with the iPhone X.

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Free Amazon Prime Video tier tipped: you’ll watch ads to earn it

Free Amazon Prime Video tier tipped: you’ll watch ads to earn it

Amazon may be preparing a free version of its Prime Video service that is supported by advertisements. This isn't the first time we've heard this rumor, though the last report was a few years ago. This time around, sources say Amazon has been engaging in talks with both movie studios and TV production companies over getting content for the service.

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Amazon Lord of the Rings show isn’t what you think it is

Amazon Lord of the Rings show isn’t what you think it is

This morning Amazon announced that they'd really, truly secured the rights to make a Lord of the Rings TV show. This is likely the biggest win for the company in their short history in creating media content, and should span well into the future with episodic tales from Middle Earth. The first show that Amazon now owns the rights to make is a prequel to The Fellowship of the Ring.

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Amazon Prime 4K all cued up for Xbox One X release

Amazon Prime 4K all cued up for Xbox One X release

We're now just one week out from the release of the Xbox One X, and today Amazon and Microsoft have announced that the Xbox One Prime Video app will be ready to go once the console launches on November 7. That Prime Video app has been available for the Xbox One line since last December, and though it's already available in more than 200 countries, today it's rolling out in six more just in time for the Xbox One X release next week.

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Amazon lands exclusive deal with Walking Dead creator Robert Kirkman

Amazon lands exclusive deal with Walking Dead creator Robert Kirkman

Robert Kirkman, creator of The Walking Dead franchise, has made a surprise move in signing a new two-year deal with Amazon Studios over AMC, the network that runs the hit post-apocalypse zombie series. The deal means that any new shows to come from Kirkman and his production company Skybound Entertainment will be developed exclusively for Amazon Prime Video.

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Amazon Prime Video is coming to Apple TV later this year

Amazon Prime Video is coming to Apple TV later this year

As the rumors foretold, it seems that Apple and Amazon have buried the hatchet. Tim Cook just took the stage at WWDC 2017, and his first announcement was that Amazon Prime Video will soon be coming to Apple TV and the TV app. This means that Amazon Prime Video will be joining the now more than 50 channels that are included in the TV app, giving Prime customers access to their Prime Video content through Apple's TV box at long last.

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Amazon Prime Video app for Apple TV could get WWDC reveal

Amazon Prime Video app for Apple TV could get WWDC reveal

If you were reading through the news last week, you might have heard that Apple and Amazon are rumored to have buried the hatchet in their content competition. This could mean a number of things, and chief among them is the idea that Apple could finally allow an Amazon Prime Video app on Apple TV. Originally, we heard that Amazon Prime Video could appear on Apple TV in the third quarter of this year, but new rumors say that it might get a reveal before that.

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