Friday, October 02, 2015

Amazon dumps rival Apple and Google streaming devices

Amazon.com has announced it will end the sale of Apple TV and Google Chromecast video-streaming devices because those products do not work well with its own Prime Video service.

The move, which makes obvious sense in that the products from Apple and Google compete directly with Amazon's Fire TV devices, is also a head-scratcher in that the e-tailing giant has decided to end the sale of the popular items (Oct. 29) as it moves into the important Christmas selling season.

According to Parks Associates, nearly 20 percent of U.S. households with broadband own at least one video-streaming box, while eight percent own a stick. Among those same households, Roku devices are used most often (37 percent) followed by Google (19 percent), Apple (17 percent) and Amazon (14 percent).
 

From the article "Amazon dumps rival Apple and Google streaming devices" by George Anderson.

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