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Amazon removes all listings for Chromecast and Apple TV

Written by Andre Yoskowitz @ 31 Oct 2015 8:26 User comments (1)

Amazon removes all listings for Chromecast and Apple TV

Amazon has removed all listings for the Google Chromecast and the Apple TV, taking down direct competitors to its own Amazon set-tops and streaming sticks.
Besides selling it directly, Amazon has also removed third-party reseller listings and even new and used devices sold by Amazon users through the marketplace.

Taking it one step further, if you search for the items you will instead get a recommendation for the Amazon Fire TV or the Amazon Fire TV stick.

As part of their decision to stop selling the items, Amazon says "It's important that the streaming media players we sell interact well with Prime Video in order to avoid customer confusion." This, of course, doesn't make too much sense since Chromecast's SDK is open and Amazon could have added support pretty easily.


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1 user comment

11.11.2015 12:03

Seems like a bad move to me. I doubt this will hurt sales numbers for the Chromecast or Apple TV. They'll just increase elsewhere.

As for the Fire TV stick, I seriously doubt it will help. If the device works well it will sell. If not, it won't.

This message has been edited since its posting. Latest edit was made on 01 Nov 2015 @ 12:06

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