I’ve not even gone as far as signing in yet, but the fire stick splash screen implies exactly that.I wonder if you could rent a movie from the Apple TV app on your iPhone/iPad and then watch on your TV via the fire stick as it states movies previously bought would be stored in the library?
Not likely. The same situation will play out in the same way that it does in reverse on an Apple TV. Neither party will themselves put the ability to purchase through their respective apps on each other’s devices, because the host App Store owner (i.e Amazon for the fire stick, and apple for the Apple TV) would then be in line for percentage of the revenue themselves, because they essentially count as in app purchases.Surely an update must be forthcoming where you can buy or rent via the app otherwise Apple could be losing out due to people’s’ laziness. Also I wonder if Airplay capability will arrive too? I think I read the tv app is coming to LG TV’s (which i have) so hopefully that’ll be announced soon too. All this makes the actual Apple TV box a little redundant?
After comparing the two devices, the Apple TV produces a much cleaner picture. The Firestick, as I said, is prone to picture noise even though functionally it has done everything I have asked of it with no dramas.A note of caution.
My 4K Firestick is making an absolute mess of TV+. Lots of noise and posterisation to spoil the experience due, I suspect, to it not handling the DV to HDR10 process well at all.
It may just be a problem with my Firestick of course, but at the moment I couldn’t recommend anyone buying one for TV+.
I‘ll update later when I’ve had a chance to compare it with how an Apple TV 4K performs.