Since late October, 2015, you couldn't purchase a Chromecast through Amazon. Now, the companies seem to be making some form of progress on a resolution, as Amazon has announced that it will be selling Google's Chromecast again as well as Apple TV. As both Android and Apple TV have resident support, Amazon has been able to climb down without losing face. Fire TV owners may not lose access, though, if "productive discussions" between the two companies result in a favorable outcome.
Apple TV and Google Chromecast are among the most popular media streaming devices on the market despite the fact that they haven't been available through one of the web's most popular shopping destinations for quite some time.
When companies as large as Amazon and Google are feuding, it's hardly ever the consumer that ends up the victor. Amazon is holding out on other items that might encroach on its turf, such as the Nest line of home security products. Amazon responded by saying Google was "setting a disappointing precedent by selectively blocking customer access to an open website". Today, the online retailer appears to be acquiescing to Google's complaints over the lack of Chromecast devices on sale.
There's no word yet on if YouTube will return to Fire TV and Echo Show.
Amazon declined to comment on whether it will now sell Google Home speakers and resume sales of new Nest devices along with Chromecast gadgets. However, the relationship between Apple and Amazon improved after Prime Video made its way to tvOS and the App Store last week.