🔗 Amazon and Apple Strike Deal for Prime Video In-App Purchases and Subscriptions

2 April 2020 link


John Gruber:

What Apple is saying here is that for a video subscription service — pardon me, a premium video subscription service — to qualify for this program, the service has to support all of Apple’s features for video content apps: AirPlay 2 support, a native tvOS app, single sign-on if applicable, universal search and Siri support (so if you search in the TV app for a show or movie, results from Amazon Prime Video show up). This includes integration with the TV app for features like Up Next — start watching a TV series in Prime Video and when you go to Apple’s TV app (on any device) your next episode should appear in Up Next. Supporting all of these features is a lot of work, and Amazon has done it all.

I was really hoping, when I saw the title here, it would apply to ComiXology for comic purchases as well. But given the above, that doesn’t seem to be the case.

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