Google And Amazon Are Harming Consumers And Behaving Like Obnoxious Toddlers

You might recall that a few years ago, Amazon began banning competing streaming hardware like Apple TV and Google’s Chromecast from the Amazon store because these products competed with Amazon’s own streaming hardware. At the time, you might also recall that Amazon offered up the historically stupid claim that this was done simply to avoid “customer confusion”:

“Over the last three years, Prime Video has become an important part of Prime,” Amazon said in the e-mail. “It’s important that the streaming media players we sell interact well with Prime Video in order to avoid customer confusion.”