Why Is Amazon Playing Nice With Apple But Not With YouTube?

Why Is Amazon Playing Nice With Apple But Not With YouTube?

Why Is Amazon Playing Nice With Apple But Not With YouTube?

"... Amazon doesn't carry Google products like Chromecast and Google Home, doesn't make Prime Video available for Google Cast users, and last month stopped selling some of Nest's latest products".

This news will likely end a long-standing feud between Apple and Amazon, two companies that have more money than you will ever see in your life, so you probably shouldn't worry too much about their feuds.

The following morning, Amazon made good on its plans to launch a Prime Video app on Apple TV.

The rivalry between Google and Amazon has heated up as the search giant and online retailer have moved quickly into hardware and internet services.

All of which means that Amazon and Google can safely invest in the Apple ecosystem, without fear that they're creating an existential threat. It's already possible to stream Netflix through Apple TV, as well as NOW TV and BBC iPlayer by downloading the apps.

Unless and until Google and Amazon can play nice, users who rely on Amazon's Echo show and Fire TV Stick devices will no longer be able to relive the well-crafted adventures of The Young Indiana Jones Chronicles, or check out a young Bruce Lee in old episodes of The Green Hornet. The controller gives you a headphone jack for private listening and hands-free queries with Google Assistant. It's not just available on the new Apple TV 4K either, as it will also support previous generations of the set-top box. You get voice searches through Google's Assistant - playback controls with some apps, weather info and some data you might never think to ask a TV, such as flight status. Archer does point out that Amazon also does not provide the higher-quality Dolby Vision HDR in Europe, where he resides.

Roku's Express sells for just $30. You can always get the player on the device. Amazon actually went a step further and opted into Apple's TV app, which integrates the service's programming into a more seamless viewing experience on iPhone, iPad, Apple TV and Apple TV 4K. The Apple TV 4K comes in either 32GB or 64GB variants, although note that this won't allow you to store much content locally, whether 4K or 1080p.

The key upgrades for the Apple 4K TV are all on the inside.

Apple TV 4K isn't the best for United Kingdom sports fans either.

Amazon Prime Video does have an iOS app - it's worth noting - so that doesn't entirely explain why Amazon doesn't stock those Apple devices.

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