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Amazon vs. Google row leaves customers in the cold

Amazon vs. Google row leaves customers in the cold

Amazon.com Inc and Apple Inc have partnered to bring the Amazon Prime Video app to Apple TV in more than 100 countries, the companies said on Wednesday.

A Google spokesperson told tech site ENGadget: "We've been trying to reach agreement with Amazon to give consumers access to each other's products and services, but 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".

Google has made a decision to pull out YouTube from all Amazon devices.

Amazon Prime Video on Apple TV app also supports Universal Search. Google is miffed by the fact that it is losing ad revenue from Fire TV which was the best selling streaming device in U.S. and India. Currently, Apple's original content consists of shows such as Carpool Karaoke and the inane reality TV competition Planet of the Apps, which pales in comparison to the kind of award-winning programming Netflix and Amazon have been developing, such as Stranger Things and Transparent. Sadly if they do not reach an agreement you will have to mirror your smartphone on to the Amazon streaming device to watch YouTube on the big screen.

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Amazon are gearing up for the launch of the Grand Tour series 2 tomorrow (8 December) and in positive news they announced announced yesterday that the Prime Video app is now available on Apple TV and Apple TV 4k. Whereas Amazon and Google sell cheap hardware monetized by services, Apple's core business involves selling superior hardware at a premium price.

The exact cause of the bad blood between the two companies has never been confirmed but many speculate the similarity between the Apple TV and Amazon Fire TV devices is the main reason. With this, you'll be able to connect to your broadband through your TV and stream movies as well as view your picture and videos stored on your iCloud.

Previously you could only play Prime Video on your Apple TV through a wireless connection to Airplay from an iPhone or iPad. They also both offer corporate cloud-computing services, a market where Amazon leads by a wide margin.