Amazon to Once Again Sell Chromecast, Apple TV

Lawrence Kim
December 17, 2017

The Apple TV (left) and the Apple TV 4K.

"I can confirm that we are assorting Apple TV and Chromecast", an Amazon spokesperson confirmed in an email to PCMag.

Amazon is finally going to sell Google Chromecast and Apple TV on its e-commerce platform, the company said on Thursday. The spokeswoman wouldn't say when sales will start.

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. Amazon is holding out on other items that might encroach on its turf, such as the Nest line of home security products.

"We are in productive discussions with Amazon to reach an agreement for the benefit of our mutual customers". "We hope we can reach an agreement to resolve these issues soon". It was also speculated that the Google-Amazon feud would put customers in the crossfire.

The e-commerce giant stopped selling Apple TV and Google Chromecast devices a couple years back, claiming they were incompatible with its Prime Video service.

This is the latest fracas between the world's largest internet companies. CNET reported Amazon's decision earlier.

Amazon originally pulled Apple TV and Google Chromecast from its site in October 2015.

Today, however, when we asked Google for comment on Chromecast's return to Amazon and whether this paves the way for reinstating YouTube support to Amazon's products, we received a more hopeful message.

Google recently hinted that it would be bringing Nest into the Google hardware fold more closely, which can only serve to rub salt in Amazon's wounds.

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