BT has announced that Amazon Prime Video is now available as an on-demand service through its set-top box, keeping to its promise made earlier this year.
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The company has added Amazon Prime Video as an app, which lets Prime members watch the full library of TV shows and movies, as well as some Premier League games after Amazon secured rights to show 20 games a season for the next three years. With the addition of Amazon Prime, BT TV customers can watch every single Premier League game, either through Amazon, BT TV or Sky Sports.
Tony Singh, content and business development director for BT’s Consumer division, said: 8220;We’re delighted to be the first UK pay-TV service to offer Amazon Prime Video content to our customers. BT TV gives our customers the flexibility they want to watch all their favourite shows – and of course all the sport – in one place and on one bill.8221;
8220;Our ambition is to offer an unrivalled choice of TV content for our customers by partnering with the very best providers and, with Prime Video joining a brilliant line-up including BT Sport, Netflix, NOW TV, BBC iPlayer.8221;
BT has said that Now TV is still on course to be added in 2019. Once it is added, BT will have three of the biggest video services in one place, meaning you could theoretically ditch any streaming sticks or boxes you may have connected to your TV.
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BT TV customers can also access the companion app which lets them download content content to watch offline. A BT TV app has still been promised for Samsung smart TVs, Google Chromecast and Apple TV. EE customers can take advantage of this new app, being able to cast directly to the TV from mobile, without using mobile data.