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Amazon Stops Selling the Apple TV

Amazon Stops Selling the Apple TV

Posted October 30, 2015 at 6:54pm by iClarified
Amazon has stopped selling the Apple TV and Google Chromecast just as the fourth generation Apple TV hits stores.

The reason for the ban? Here's what Amazon had to say...

"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."

If you do a search for the Apple TV on Amazon it now brings up Fire TV listings.

The Apple TV 4 is now available to purchase from Apple Stores and Best Buy.

Amazon Stops Selling the Apple TV
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Cedeno66 - November 4, 2015 at 3:29pm
Meanwhile, I'm horrified at the spelling errors in most of these comments. I make typo mistakes since I'm human, but these are clearly misspelled, not knowing the difference words. Then, than, your, you're, there, their, they're, an apple, a car. Oh, the list goes on. All who's native language isn't English thank you so much for trying. You're doing a great job. All the others whose mother tongue is English, and you can clearly tell which ones, please put the same effort into spelling as you do to the technical world. You're clearly not stupid because your brilliance shines and your capacity to learn complicated tasks is evident. I'm left to assume that you're just lazy have been throughout school for your language skills. So, to me there is no excuse. You're intelligent so learn it well. Put your heart in it.
watever - November 2, 2015 at 3:49pm
No Kodi, No Apple TV - Free country and Amazon can ditch any product(s) they wish. If u don't like lit, go to eBay. It's not like only Amazon in this WWW.
King Rollo
King Rollo - November 1, 2015 at 9:33am
Amazon should worry more about paying tax...
Focus - October 31, 2015 at 9:31am
Do you have any idea? Amazon Fire tv and stick is three times powerful then Apple TV. They are using dual wifi for the connection. There processor is so much faster then any other comparator in the market except only Roku. Apple is way behind on this technology. They allow third party app which you can cut your tv cord for good and your tv can be free for all the paid entertainment for life.
Great - October 31, 2015 at 6:22pm
The iPhone isn't the most powerful in terms of spec but it still generates the most profit.
SimonSays79 - November 1, 2015 at 1:58pm
What are you talking about? Even if what you're saying is true; why does Amazon feel the need to play dirty and not sell the competitors product? If theirs is so great, why do they have to stop selling ATV and redirect search queries to something the customer didn't search for? I have an issue with this because Amazon is, first an foremost, a retailer. Their original function was to be an online warehouse of "everything"; a one stop shop. Now all of a sudden, they've decided they also want to be a tech company and so they create their own products and refuse to sell competitors' versions of these products. That just leaves a bad taste in my mouth and it makes me not want to shop with them if I can't be sure I can buy the things I want there soley because they make their own version of it. Amazon needs to decide; are you a retailer first and foremost, or are you a Silicon Valley tech company?
iProService - October 31, 2015 at 3:12am
So.. If we are trying to avoid confusion, when someone searches for "Apple TV" and are sold a fire instead, is that not merchant misdirection right there? Let the customer choose. If they choose fire, great, but if they choose Apple TV or chrome, Amazon can still make a commission on it so why not sell it.
Focus - October 31, 2015 at 9:38am
Because apple bully they don't allow Amazon stuff due to there competitor and they are scare of failure of Apple TV. Even took out all music paid app from App Store. I paid for music app and now I can not download on other device since they took away from the App Store and my account. This is the way Apple works. I own all my product from Apple but now I slowly changing to other company.
gamerscul9870 - October 31, 2015 at 1:49pm
Apple isn't behind on technology. Amazon just has more stuff in it for how big it is and involves their OS to work better in most ways. Apple TV only failed before this next generation was revealed because of not updating it. I still love it. Jaiobreak is yet to come.
ywhat - October 31, 2015 at 2:04am
Only fire tvs?!?!? They burned apple..ha get it!
gamerscul9870 - October 31, 2015 at 2:35am
That joke has been overdone since kindles, but seriously. Fire burns in amazons products. It's how they get the name. Get it?
Focus - October 31, 2015 at 9:41am
Amazon is way bigger then Apple in terms of e-commerce channel. You can find anything on Amazon. They are way superior then Apple.
Focus - October 31, 2015 at 9:42am
I'm glad Amazon can bump Apple. It is good for consumer like you and me.
gamerscul9870 - October 31, 2015 at 8:41pm
Wouldn't judge too quickly. Apple is for almighty than Amazon other than tv. Look where the mobile devices stand.
Focus - November 3, 2015 at 10:23am
How much Apple Pay you? Why are you not accepting reality. My friends there is bigger world out there then Apple. Don't be Bertie minded. It is your lose. I do not want to spend my hard earn money to foolish product. With Apple TV can you cut your cable cord? Can you watch all world channel free and cut your cable cord? Answer is NO.
gamerscul9870 - November 3, 2015 at 12:22pm
My entire family did cut the cord because they have all the shows they watched and lived back when their was cable and are now satisfied. Even I did. This all depends on what Apple TV offers. It may not have all the channels and shows, but if it's enough to have, then you have all you need. At least Apple still continues to add more and more.
iAmMe - October 31, 2015 at 1:42am
It's a false reason because now, they can create an Amazon app that supports prime videos (except for the old generations of course).
blackra1n - October 30, 2015 at 7:10pm
Good for them. It's stupid that Chromecast and and the Apple TV don't have Prime video.
gamerscul9870 - October 30, 2015 at 7:40pm
Not really. It means less for them to sell and make money off of, not to mention Apple TV jailbroken does have that, but just wait for Apple TV 4 to eventually get it once it becomes an app made for it!
Cthulhu - October 30, 2015 at 9:05pm
It's Amazon's choice not to make Prime for the Apple TV and they've always shunned Android. It's their own fault.
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