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Amazon will once again sell Apple TV and Google Chromecast

Amazon will once again sell Apple TV and Google Chromecast

It was reported earlier this year that Amazon would resume Apple TV sales after it launched its Prime Video app on Apple TV. Those devices are in direct competition with Amazon's increasingly growing lineup and are still not available.

"I can confirm that we are assorting Apple TV and Chromecast", an Amazon spokeswoman told CNET on Thursday, referring to the company's plans to stock up on the devices.

Amazon removed the products for not supporting its Prime Video app. Amazon Video still doesn't support exactly support Chromecast, for one, and the second reason is a bit more complex. Separately, Amazon also began to list Apple's Apple TV again, which follows a previously announced deal between the two companies. The retailer said that this was confusing customers, and that it wanted to make sure that customers could only buy devices that would support its own in-house video services.




Alphabet Inc's Google said last week it would block YouTube from Amazon's Echo and Fire TV devices in the latest round of a long running spat between the two tech giants.

While the Apple TV now supports Amazon Prime Video, the Chromecast still does not. It has been two years since Amazon stopped selling Chromecast and Apple TV.

We've asked Google if it will now revise its decision to pull YouTube from Fire TV and Echo Show, given this change, and will update if the company responds. Last week Alphabet-owned Google pulled YouTube from several of Amazon's devices.


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