Last week, Amazon raised eyebrows when it told its sellers not to list Google Chromecast and Apple TV streaming devices in its marketplace.
Amazon insisted the move wasn't about competition for its own Fire TV line of streaming boxes and HDMI sticks -- rather, it was because Chromecast and Apple TV didn't work well with the Amazon Prime Video programming service, Amazon insisted.
Colin Dixon of nScreenMedia called it a "pretty dumb move" in an email to FierceOnlineVideo. "The excuse that Apple TV and Chromecast don't work well with Amazon Prime Video is a pretty weak one. Particularly in the case of Chromecast, which has an open API. It is Amazon that has chosen not to fully support it, not Google. It opens the company up to accusations of monopolistic practices, even if they don't stand the test of the courts." Article