Amazon to Ban Sales of Apple TV and Google Chromecast Over Lack of Prime Video Support

Amazon to Ban Sales of Apple TV and Google Chromecast Over Lack of Prime Video Support

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Amazon has informed sellers that it will ban sales of the Apple TV and Google Chromecast as of October 29th, reports Bloomberg.

The Seattle-based Web retailer sent an e-mail to its marketplace sellers that it will stop selling Apple TV and Google’s Chromecast. No new listings for the products will be allowed and posting of existing inventory will be removed Oct. 29, Amazon said. Amazon’s streaming video service, called Prime Video, doesn’t run easily on rival’s devices.

Amazon to Ban Sales of Apple TV and Google Chromecast Over Lack of Prime Video Support

"Over the last three years, Prime Video has become an important part of Prime," Amazon said. "It’s important that the streaming media players we sell interact well with Prime Video in order to avoid customer confusion."

The media players of Apple rivals Roku, Microsoft, and Sony all support Prime Video and are not affected.

Apple is set to launch its new Apple TV at the end of October, coinciding with Amazon's removal of the device from its store.

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Amazon to Ban Sales of Apple TV and Google Chromecast Over Lack of Prime Video Support
G123 - October 3, 2015 at 7:02am
If what the author of this article says is true, it's more of a matter of their player being difficult to play on other platforms. Interesting.
SimonSays - October 2, 2015 at 12:21am
Good. This might drive apple to allow a prime app on the Apple TV.
King Rollo - October 1, 2015 at 10:26pm
Anti trust lawsuit coming amazons way... Also who gives a rats Arse about Amazon they are simply removing their own profit... What next apple to ban the Amazon app? Maybe Amazon should concentrate on paying taxes...
Vang - October 1, 2015 at 9:48pm
Sometimes you just suck Amazon
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