Chromecasts and the Apple TV are finally coming to Amazon

Rodiano Bonacci
Dicembre 17, 2017

Coincidentally, those were the streaming devices made by Apple and Google, which compete with Amazon's own Fire lineup.

That strategy started to change this fall when Google started to pull back on YouTube on Amazon devices.

It's unclear what caused Amazon to give in, but it will soon offer the Apple TV, Apple TV 4K, Chromecast, and Chromecast Ultra (4K) for sale on its site.

In a statement to The Verge, Google revealed that it is engaging in "productive discussions" with Amazon about the YouTube issue.

It has been a couple years since Amazon stocked rival streaming devices from Apple and Google but it has apparently lifted the ban on the products as listings for several products are now on the retailer's website.

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Chromecasts and the Apple TV are finally coming to Amazon

Google did not stop at removing their YouTube app from Amazon devices, they are also pulling their Nest system from the Amazon online store.

In 2015, Amazon characterized the decision to stop selling the Google and Apple streaming devices because, at the time, there was no Amazon video app for either. As both Android and Apple TV have resident support, Amazon has been able to climb down without losing face. Google ended up blocking YouTube on Amazon's Echo Show earlier this year.

Technically, Google's YouTube blockade on the Fire TV doesn't start until January 1st, so Amazon could be trying to work things out with Mountain View before that deadline. The company had then explained the move by saying it wanted to avoid confusing customers who might expect its Prime Video service to be available on those devices sold by Amazon.

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.

Amazon's decision to drop Chromecast devices from its site kicked off a very public feud.

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