• Amazon to no longer sell Chromecast and Apple TV

    Amazon will no longer sell Chromecast or Apple TV.
    Amazon today said it will stop selling Apple TV and Google Chromecast devices that compete with the online retail titan’s own media-streaming hardware.
    The reason given for the move was an intent to focus on devices that play well with Amazon Prime video service, which the Seattle-based company has been ramping up with original shows and content partnerships.
    “Over the last three years, Prime Video has become an important part of (Amazon subscription service) Prime,” an Amazon spokesperson said in an email response to an AFP inquiry. “It’s important that the streaming media players we sell interact well with Prime Video in order to avoid customer confusion.”
    Amazon will continue to sell Roku and the company’s own Fire TV devices, along with Xbox and PlayStation consoles mad…

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