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Amazon has started selling the Google Chromecast once again, a year after first saying it would do.

According to Android Police, Amazon’s US site now sells Google streaming dongle once again, though there’s no sign of the UK site doing so. At time of writing, the Chromecast was not listed on the Amazon UK site.

Amazon initially stopped selling both the Chromecast and Apple TV, claiming it would cause “customer confusion” – in other words, punters would think that both were capable of running Amazon Prime Video, when they weren’t.

Last year, Amazon released a Prime Video app for the Apple TV, and so started selling the device again. It said it would start selling the Chromecast again too, but it’s taken a full 12 months for it to do so.

Even if the UK site does follow suit and start selling the Chromecast again, the Amazon/Google war is far from over. Google’s YouTube app isn’t available on the Amazon Echo Show or Amazon’s Fire streaming devices. Google yanked the app last year in retaliation to Amazon stopping selling its streaming devices.

As ever with these disputes, it’s the customer who suffers. Let’s hope it comes to an amicable conclusion soon.

Source: Android Police

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