Amazon buries the hatchet, will once again sell Apple TV and Chromecast

Joanna Estrada
December 17, 2017

That includes Google's Chromecast streaming device, an alternative to Fire TV, and an internet-connected speaker called Home, which is trying to catch up to Amazon's market-leading Echo.

Amazon.com will start selling Google Chromecast and Apple TV, which compete against its Fire TV, on its online store, an Amazon spokeswoman told Reuters on Thursday. CNET was first to report the products' return.

Whether Amazon's decision to sell Chromecast will ease tensions with Google is unclear, but for now nothing has changed as far as YouTube is concerned.

Now on Amazon, there are product listings for the fourth-generation box and the 32GB and 64GB edition of the Apple TV 4K, but nothing is avaialble to purchase.

Today's news marks a major turning point in relations between Amazon and its two biggest rivals.

Amazon had pulled both products from its online store, explaining that the lack of a Prime Video app was behind decision.

Back in 2015, Amazon took down product listings of the Chromecast and the Apple TV, claiming that it was just to "avoid customer confusion".

Between Amazon and Google, things haven't been going great lately.

To put two and two together, this seems to be the retailer's way of playing nice with Google, a move that benefits all three companies involved, one of which is Apple. "We hope we can reach an agreement to resolve these issues soon", a Google spokesperson said.

Google recently jabbed at Amazon by removing YouTube access from the Echo Show and announcing that Fire TV devices will lose access on January 1, 2018.

TechRadar has also asked Apple for comment, and we'll update this article if and when we hear back.

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