Since late October, 2015, you couldn’t purchase a Chromecast through Amazon. Amazon’s reasoning for its ban was subjectively just, as the company didn’t want consumers to be confused as to which products could access Amazon’s library of digital media.
Amid a current feud between Amazon and Google, one that has YouTube access removed from select Amazon devices, listings for both the Chromecast and Chromecast Ultra have reappeared on Amazon’s website.
In a brief statement provided to The Verge, Amazon confirmed that it is indeed re-listing the Chromecast, as well as select Apple TV models to the website. “I can confirm that we are assorting Apple TV and Chromecast,” an Amazon spokesperson said via email.
When companies as large as Amazon and Google are feuding, it’s hardly ever the consumer that ends up the victor. This move could lead to better times, not just for the companies, but for all of us looking to save money on our favorite dongles.
The items are back on Amazon, but not yet for sale. We’ll let you know when they are available for purchase.
// CNET | The Verge