Amazon will reportedly ban sales of Apple TV and Google Chromecast

Amazon plans to discontinue sales of Apple TV and Google Chromecast, two enormously popular streaming devices that compete with the company's own Fire TV and Fire TV stick. Bloomberg Business reports Amazon has dispatched a memo to all third-party merchants using its online store, warning that both products will disappear from the site on October 29th and that new listings for either device are no longer permitted. Amazon's reasoning, which is sure to come under a firestorm of criticism, is that it wants to sell living room devices that are fully compatible and optimized for its Amazon Prime Video service. "Over the last three years, Prime Video has become an important part of Prime," Amazon told vendors in an email.

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