Amazon Prime Video

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Description of App: 

U.S. App Store description:

Stream and download popular movies and TV shows including Amazon exclusives like The Grand Tour, The Man in the High Castle, and Emmy award winner Tumble Leaf.

Customers in the US can also use this app to watch videos purchased or rented on Amazon, and videos included with a subscription paid for on Amazon such as HBO, SHOWTIME and STARZ.

App features:
-Download movies and TV shows over Wi-Fi or cellular to watch anywhere, anytime.
-Prime members in India can enjoy hundreds of top Bollywood and regional Indian hits like Sultan, Baar Baar Dekho, Kabali, Dhoom series and more!
-View IMDB data about the actors, songs and trivia related to your videos during playback with X-Ray.
-Stream the first episode of select TV shows for free. First Episode Free videos include advertising before and during your videos.
-Watch on your Apple TV using AirPlay (requires Apple TV 2nd generation or later) (US only).
-Access hundreds of thousands of movies and TV episodes you bought or rented including new release movies or the latest TV programming, with the ability to download titles for offline viewing (US only).
-Watch on your TV using HDMI and your Apple Digital AV Adapter.
-Add videos to Your Watchlist from any Amazon Prime Video compatible device for later viewing.
-Start watching the next episode of the show you are currently streaming automatically with Auto Play.

This app is designed for an unmodified version of iOS.

Apple Watch Support: 

No

Version: 

5.8.3

Free or Paid: 

Free

Device(s) App Was Tested On: 

iPhone

iOS Version: 

11.4.1

Accessibility Comments: 

As of 9 June 2017, it is now possible to watch and listen to audio described movies and TV through this app. Note that I am testing this in the US using the English language, and I'm not sure if this works outside the US or in other languages. To enable audio description within a supported video, do the following:

1. Start playing an Amazon video that supports audio description.

2. If the playback controls are hidden, reveal them by performing a one finger double-tap anywhere on the screen.

3. On the playback control screen, double-tap the button labeled "Audio and Subtitles options." This will pause the video and open a screen containing available choices. Swiping through these choices is a bit confusing at first, as the item order is a bit wonky. Locate the item labeled "English (Audio Description) and double-tap to select it, then double-tap the Close button to return to your video and you should now hear the audio description.

A listing of audio described content can be found at the following site:
http://www.amazon.com/video/audiodescription

*** Other accessibility notes:

The folks at Amazon continue to do a nice job of making this app accessible to VO users. As of version 4.5 I find all parts of the app to be VO accessible.

VoiceOver Performance: 

VoiceOver reads all page elements.

Button Labeling: 

All buttons are clearly labeled.

Usability: 

The app is fully accessible with VoiceOver and is easy to navigate and use.

Developer's Twitter Username: 

@AmazonVideo