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Amazon Prime Video returns to Apple's App Store after mysterious disappearance

Amazon's Prime Video app has returned after a "glitch" took it off the App Store.


Amazon Prime Video mysteriously disappeared from the App Store Friday. 

Angela Lang/CNET

Amazon's Prime Video app has returned to the App Store after mysteriously disappearing earlier Friday.  

In a statement, Amazon blamed the issue on a glitch.

"Earlier today, there was a technical glitch that impacted the Prime Video app on iOS and TVOS devices," an Amazon spokesperson said in a statement. "The issue has been resolved, and the Prime Video app is now once again available in the App Store." 

The surprise removal had unsurprisingly caught users off guard, with some taking to Twitter.  

People who already had the Prime Video app installed on their devices were still able to use it to access the service from Apple devices even when the app was pulled from the App Store, though updates did not appear to be working. 

Other Amazon apps remained in the App Store during Prime Video's absence, including Amazon Music and the main Amazon shopping app. 

Originally published Oct. 4, 9:55 a.m. PT. 

Updates, 1:28 p.m.: Adds info on the app's return; 3:08 p.m.: Adds statement from Amazon. 

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