Dec 14, 2017 - Technology

Amazon will resume selling Apple TV, Google's Chromecast


The Apple TV will soon be available again via Amazon. Photo: Apple

Amazon confirmed Thursday that it will again sell the Apple TV set-top box and Google Chromecast dongle. The company had stopped selling the devices amid disputes with both giants.

Why it matters: There's a lot of frenemy stuff at play here, with Google, Apple and Amazon all selling their own streaming devices, but also looking to offer their own services on one another's devices. Apple doesn't offer its programing on rival devices, but does move a lot of hardware through Amazon.

With Apple, the relationship has been improving of late, with Amazon's video app finally coming to Apple TV. With Google though, things have been rocky as the companies continue to tussle over various issues, including the availability of YouTube on Amazon devices. Amazon's move to also carry Chromecast could be an effort to get thigns on a better footing.

Amazon confirmed to Axios it will resume carrying the Apple and Google devices, but the products did not yet appear to be available from Amazon's site.

Go deeper