The fourth-generation Apple TV and the new Apple TV 4K will both be returning to later today following a two-year hiatus, according to a new report Thursday afternoon.

CNET is reporting that Amazon is indeed planning to resume selling both Apple’s living room devices and Chromecast HDMI dongles from Google now that the online retailer’s popular Prime Video service has finally arrived to Apple’s set-top box.

“I can confirm that we are assorting Apple TV and Chromecast,” an Amazon spokeswoman told the publication, referring to the company’s plans to stock up on the devices.

Product pages for the 32GB 4th generation Apple TV, 32GB Apple TV 4K and 64GB Apple TV 4K, as well as those for Google’s Chromecast and Chromecast Ultra, are live now on Amazon.

The gadgets aren’t available for sale yet, but customers should expect they will be shortly.

Three months ago, a listing for the 64-gigabyte version of Apple TV 4K popped up on from a vendor claiming to be Apple. However, that suspicious item was out of stock right from the start and the listing soon disappeared from

Defending Apple TV’s removal from its virtual store shelves more two years ago, Amazon said they felt it important that any streaming devices they sold interacted well with Prime Video.

Prime Video for Apple TV, however, would remain non-existent for years because the two giants couldn’t come to mutually beneficial terms. As a result of that dispute, Apple TV was pulled from to “avoid customer confusion.”

Resuming Apple TV sales has likely been an integral part of the deal from the beginning.


  • M_Hawke

    Only logical. I first posted at the story Break of the Prime app on ATV asking when ATV would show up in Amazon again and here it is.

  • igobythisname

    i went to amazon’s website shopping for an Apple TV earlier today and there wasn’t one available… and now i see this post, LOL

  • Mark S

    Good maybe they can fix the Google spat which is far more important.

  • When will Amazon stop lying about this? First they claimed their actions were to prevent their customers (who apparently they think are idiots) from buying products hoping to use Amazon Prime Video only to find out that it can’t. But if this was really the case, Amazon could have easily flagged those products with a banner warning consumers that it was not compatible with their service, they could have just made an App for the Apple TV 4 (they already had an app for the iPad they could have ported in fact) or they could have just allowed consumers to return their device and get a compatible device instead.

    But Instead they pulled the competition to the FireTV from their stores just in time for the 2015 holiday sales (but that’s a pure coincidence and obviously not a marketing strategy). It’s also interesting to note that there was no outpouring of concern from Amazon that customers would be too dumb to know which e-book readers were compatible with Amazon’s Kindle service and which ones weren’t. And they didn’t even pull all of the “smart tvs” off of their store. Just the couple that were their biggest competition while they cemented their sales.

    Amazon also blamed Apple saying that Apple wouldn’t support their service when it was not only up to them to make their own app, but they also had an app already for iOS that was doing just fine. Amazon figured out YEARS ago how to make an app that didn’t have to give Apple royalties and Apple has been happy with it all this time.

    Anyways, I’m happy that Amazon finally got their head out of the sand and made an app like people were asking and I’m happy that they are selling the Apple TV again, but it’s annoying to see them standing by their lies all these years later. Oh well.