Amazon to start selling Apple TV, Google Chromecast

FILE PHOTO - A new Apple TV is pictured at an Apple Store in Los Angeles, California October 30, 2015. REUTERS/Jonathan Alcorn

(Reuters) - Inc will start selling Google Chromecast and Apple TV, which compete against its Fire TV, on its online store, an Amazon spokeswoman told Reuters on Thursday.

The e-commerce giant had removed the video-streaming devices from its website in 2015. The company had then explained the move by saying it wanted to avoid confusing customers who might expect its Prime Video service to be available on those devices sold by Amazon.

“We are in productive discussions with Amazon to reach an agreement for the benefit of our mutual customers. We hope we can reach an agreement to resolve these issues soon,” a Google spokesperson said.

Alphabet Inc’s Google said last week it would block YouTube from Amazon’s Echo and Fire TV devices.

However, Apple said last week Prime Video would come to Apple TV, mending its ties with Amazon.

CNET first reported the return of Apple TV and Google Chromecast devices to Amazon’s platform.

Apple did not respond to a request for comment.

Reporting by Arjun Panchadar, Munsif Vengattil and Sonam Rai in Bengaluru; Editing by Shounak Dasgupta