In what is going to hopefully grow to be only a mistake, the Amazon Prime Video app has disappeared from the Apple App Retailer, making it unavailable for brand new downloads or updates to customers each on iOS and Apple TV. Twitter customers started to tweet to Amazon for assist about the issue on Friday morning, to which Amazon’s help channels have but to answer.
The more than likely motive for the app’s removing is a technical one — a problem with the replace may have triggered it to be quickly pulled, maybe.
What’s not doubtless is that Amazon Prime Video is gone for good.
The corporate just released an X-Ray upgrade to the app throughout platforms, together with iOS, permitting customers to get extra details about what they’re streaming, together with Amazon’s run of Thursday Night time Soccer video games.
Neither is it doubtless that Apple has for some motive booted out Prime Video, given the anti-competitive nature of such a transfer (Apple TV+ is quickly to launch), at a time when the tech giants are under increased regulatory scrutiny.
The problem isn’t solely impacting customers within the U.S., neither is it restricted to iPhone, as Apple TV can be affected.
In accordance with information from app retailer intelligence agency Sensor Tower, the app was eliminated at this time in all areas aside from Australia, Guatemala, Hong Kong, Hungary, Israel, India, Kenya, Kuwait, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Madagascar, and Saudi Arabia.
Amazon has not responded publicly to customers asking for assist.
TechCrunch has additionally reached out to Amazon for remark and can replace after we hear again.