The partnership between Apple and Amazon appears to be growing after listings for the Apple TV (and Google Chromecast) are now back on Amazon.com after being removed in 2015.

The pages for the devices on Amazon say the items are currently unavailable, but the reemergence of the gadgets suggest customers will soon be able to purchase them.

“I can confirm that we are assorting Apple TV and Chromecast,” an Amazon spokesperson told International Business Times.

The news, which was first reported by CNET, comes after Amazon pulled the devices a couple of years ago. At the time, Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos said the company wanted its customers to be able to watch Amazon video on devices sold by company itself. To avoid confusion among Amazon customers, the online retailer decided to take down the Apple TV and Google Chromecast from Amazon.com.

In September, a listing for the latest Apple TV 4K quietly went up on Amazon.com. The listing, which said the device was out of stock, was taken down shortly afterwards.



Amazon now has listings for the Apple TV, the Apple TV 4K, Google Chromecast and the Google Chromecast Ultra. The Apple TV 4K is available in 32GB and 64GB models, while the Apple TV 4th generation version comes with a 32GB capacity. Prices for the devices have not been displayed on the site as of yet. The listings have an “email me” option for customers who want to get notified on when the devices will be available to order.

Tensions Between Amazon, Apple and Google

The return of the Apple TV and Google Chromecast comes after Amazon launched its Prime Video app on the Apple TV this month. Amazon had for years resisted in releasing a Prime Video app for the device, which meant customers had to use other devices like its Fire TV and Roku TVs to enjoy the service. Other customers were forced to use the iOS Amazon Prime Video app with AirPlay to see movies and shows on their Apple TV screens. The Cupertino company announced in June at its Worldwide Developers Conference that Prime Video was coming to the Apple TV, however the app’s release took longer than expected.

The listing also comes amid tensions between Google and Amazon. Google said last week it was blocking access to YouTube for Amazon’s Echo Show and Fire TV gadgets. Google said it could bring back YouTube if the company could come to an agreement with Amazon.

“We've been trying to reach agreement with Amazon to give consumers access to each other's products and services,” a Google spokesperson told Engadget last week. “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. Given this lack of reciprocity, we are no longer supporting YouTube on Echo Show and FireTV. We hope we can reach an agreement to resolve these issues soon.”

The recent Google Chromecast listing could be a way to ease tensions between the tech giants.