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Amazon and Google are fighting, and that means consumers lose

Amazon and Google are fighting, and that means consumers lose

Prime Video members can now use Apple TV to access Amazon original movies, Prime originals and Hollywood blockbusters and TV series and more than 140 channel subscriptions in the USA and 95 in the U.K., Germany and Austria.

It is now unclear why Amazon chose to reduce its audio quality in its Apple TV app to PCM stereo. Amazon Prime Video will be available on the current generation of Apple TVs, which support 4K High Dynamic Range (HDR), as well as previous generations in over 100 countries. This is a game-changer and makes the Apple TV 4K a much more viable alternative to the Amazon Fire TV stick, if you're an iOS user.

This new development in the existing row between the two companies follows YouTube disabling its programming from Amazon's Echo Show device, which Amazon retaliated by stopping to sell the Nest E Thermostat, Nest's Camera IQ, and the Nest Secure alarm system. You can always get the player on the device.

Apple is a little late to the party when it comes to 4K.

Russian Federation positioning itself to make U.S. irrelevant in North Korean nuclear crisis
While Russia condemned North Korea's latest missile test, Lavrov also raised concerns about the large-scale U.S. He also complained that the United States was "totally ignoring" a U.N. demand for talks with North Korea.

Massage Envy therapists accused of 180 sexual assaults
Accuser Susan Ingram told CBS News that she was groped "roughly and aggressively" by her masseur in a 2015 visit to Massage Envy. Massage Envy has over 1,200 locations nationwide with alleged sexual assault in many different locations.

Pakistan justifies Hafiz Saeed's release, United States warns of repercussions
"The Pakistani government should make sure that he is arrested and charged for his crimes", it said in a statement . Saeed was put under house arrest after the Mumbai terror attack in November 2008 but he was freed by court in 2009.

Amazon is busy making its list and checking it twice, but we didn't have to wait until Christmas to find out who was naughty (YouTube) and who was nice (Apple) on the company's Christmas list. For cheaper models, you can get that through Roku's smartphone app. "This isn't exactly what you'd expect from one of the biggest profile apps on one of the AV world's most expensive video streaming boxes", he wrote.

The new app, first announced back in June, is a full endorsement of Apple's platform, supporting 4K HDR video and unique tvOS features like Siri search and TV app aggregation. While Google's stock price has grown 198% since December 2012, Amazon's has soared 352.6% in the same period. However, until then you can use the method mentioned above. "Google is setting a disappointing precedent by selectively blocking customer access to an open website", Amazon's statement said. Now they are not available direct from Amazon, although earlier this year the company did briefly list the latest version of the device for sale on its United States site (but it has since been removed). This is accessed via the Movies, TV and Music apps on the Apple TV 4K's homepage.

Two tech giants are in a messy streaming video fight right now, leaving consumers squeezed in the middle.

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