It must be pretty frustrating to have a piece of fairly expensive equipment that projects entertainment into your home 24/7, but still doesn't show you what you want. Kinda sounds like cable, actually, but no one has cable anymore. They have a WiFi connection and one (or more) of a few streaming devices, with the big ones being ChromeCast, Roku, Fire Stick, and — first and foremost — Apple TV.
The experience on Apple TV is largely great. In fact, I'll argue it's way better than the competition except, until recently, one thing. Owners (like me) have been frustrated by the fact that they can stream Netflix and Hulu, but not Amazon Prime. This wasn't such an issue when Amazon first started creating original content because, honestly, it wasn't that great. But now we live in the era of Transparent and The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel and The Man in the High Tower, and that doesn't even acknowledge all the great original movies. Well, our long national nightmare is almost over. The Verge reports that Apple CEO Tim Cook has finally made good on his promise to produce an app to connect the two before the end of 2017. You can now watch everything you want that's available on Amazon, which is a whole, whole lot.
It's especially great news if you already have a Prime account for shipping, since Prime content is included in your subscription. Or maybe you are like me and have been using two devices for a couple years now and can finally say sayonara to your inferior Fire Stick or Roku (don't @ me, anti-Apple people. It's just better).
Everyone is celebrating:
Um, except for all the people complaining that new Amazon app is bad?
Look, it's a step in the right direction, and if you're that frustrated with technology, maybe turn off the TV and go outside for a little bit.
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