Amazon to stop selling Apple and Google streaming devices
AMAZON, the online marketplace, will stop selling devices from both Google and Apple that don’t allow easy use of its video streaming service, Prime.
In what seems like a petty move to demonstrate is distributional power, devices like Apple TV and Chromecast will not be available to purchase on Amazon.
The company says that the devices are being removed because the products don’t ‘interact well’ with its Prime Video service.
Amazon sent an e-mail to its sellers informing them of the block on the products which will prevent new listings for them after October 29. The company will also remove the posting of existing stock on the same date.
The Xbox the Playstation and Roku’s set-top box will all remain on the site as they function properly with Amazon’s video service.
Amazon Prime customers pay $99 (€88) a year for quicker shipping and access to the streaming service which has recently added James May, Richard Hammond and Jeremy Clarkson to its line-up.