Your browser is not Javascript enable or you have turn it off. We recommend you to activate for better security reasonAmazon bans Chromecast & Apple TV over missing Amazon Video - FlatpanelsHD

Amazon bans Chromecast & Apple TV over missing Amazon Video

02 Oct 2015 | Rasmus Larsen |

The living room war is heating up. As of October 29th, Amazon will no longer sell the Google Chromecast and Apple TV. The retailer explains that it has decided to do so “in order to avoid customer confusion” over missing Amazon Video support.

To avoid customer confusion

You might have noticed that Amazon has its own streaming service named Amazon Video and its own Fire TV box. You might also have noticed that Amazon Video is not available on Apple’s and Google’s devices.

So, Amazon is pulling the two competing products from its stores in all regions later this month to divert attention to its new 4K Fire TV box.

Amazon Fire TV with 4K


- "Over the last three years, Prime Video has become an important part of Prime. It’s important that the streaming media players we sell interact well with Prime Video in order to avoid customer confusion. Roku, Xbox, PlayStation, and Fire TV are excellent choices," says Amazon.

Apple and Google have yet to comment on the matter. Both companies have just announced new, updated versions (1, 2) of their streaming devices. Apple will introduce an App Store and Google is already offering the developer tools to support the “Google Cast” button.

It is not clear if Amazon has tried to develop an app for the two devices or if Apple and Google have rejected it. However, both companies demand to get a cut of Amazon’s movie sales through the Amazon Video app on iOS and Android.

Amazon has also just released a new 4K-capable Fire TV box.

- Source: Bloomberg



Latest news

Kodi 19

Kodi 19 released with support for tvOS (Apple TV), AV1, Dolby Vision, more

26 Feb 2021 | Rasmus Larsen |
IMDb TV for Android TV

Amazon Music and IMDb TV now available on Android TV, Google TV

26 Feb 2021 | Rasmus Larsen |
Google TV - Basic TV

Google TV can be set up as a 'Dumb TV'

25 Feb 2021 | Rasmus Larsen |
Paramount+

Paramount+ launches March 4 with series & movies in up to 4K Dolby Vision

25 Feb 2021 | Rasmus Larsen |
Amazon Luna

Amazon Luna game streaming is now in open beta on FireTV

24 Feb 2021 | Rasmus Larsen |
Samsung TVs

Samsung tops global TV market for 15th consecutive year

24 Feb 2021 | Rasmus Larsen |
Sony PS VR

Sony confirms development of 'next-generation VR system' for PS5

24 Feb 2021 | Rasmus Larsen |
Powered by webOS TV

LG says that over 20 TV makers will be using its webOS platform

24 Feb 2021 | Rasmus Larsen |