Well it looks like the fight between Amazon and Google/Apple is coming to an end for now. Earlier today Cnet confirmed that the Apple TV and Google Chromecast will both be coming back to Amazon.
A few months ago we got our first hint of this happening as for a short time an official Apple TV listing showed up on Amazon for a few hours. Now listings for the Chromecast and the Chromecast Ultra have shown up on Amazon.
This raising the question if Google and Amazon have worked things out and Amazon will be coming to the Chormecast or if Amazon is just bringing the Chromecast back for other reasons. Recently Google pulled their YouTube app from the Echo Show and says the YouTube app will be removed from the Fire TV January 1st 2018. Its possible Amazon is adding the Chromecast back in an effort to work things out with Google.
For now, all we know is that the Apple TV and Google Chromecast will soon both be available for sale on Amazon.
Here is the product description from the Google Chromecast listing on Amazon:
- Make your TV smart(er). This TV streaming device by Google is a better way to get video, music, and games to your TV. Compatible with iOS, Android, and Windows devices.
- Use your phone to play, pause, control volume and more. And you can still text or call without interrupting what’s playing.
- Watch what you want, when you want. Enjoy TV shows, movies, videos, songs, games, sports and more from over 1000 apps like Netflix, YouTube, Pandora, and HBO NOW.
- Upgrade your TV for less. Expand your home entertainment without buying a new TV. It’s so affordable you can get one for every TV in the house.
- Mirror your Android phone or laptop. Easily view your device’s screen on your TV. If you can see it on your phone, you can see it on your TV.
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