Amazon is banning sales of Apple and Google video streaming devices.

With the holiday season right around the corner amazon has made the decision to stop selling Apple and Google video streaming devices. Some say that this is an effort to outmaneuver its two main competitors. Others say that this change has to do with Amazons Prime Video service which is not easily accessible from either of these platforms. The bottom line is that Apple TV and Google Chrome cast will have no new listings on Amazon and remaining inventory will be removed no later than October 29.
The world’s largest online retailer will surely take a hit in video streaming department this holiday season. Could this mean that amazon values its customer loyalty greater than the profits they enjoy from selling these products? An amazon spokesperson states “It’s important that the streaming-media players we sell intersect well with prime video in order to avoid customer confusion.” In other words it sounds like Amazon is trying to make their products more universal.
The article goes on to talk about how the Roku streaming player, Microsoft’s Xbox and the PlayStation, along with Amazon’s Fire TV will not be affected by this change. Google and Apple streaming devices are among the two of the most popular electronics in the online store. It will be interesting to see how this works out for amazon in the end.

http://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2015-10-01/amazon-will-ban-sale-of-apple-google-video-streaming-devices

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