Google blocks YouTube from Amazon Echo Show and Fire Tv

By : |December 6, 2017 0

Amazon and Google’s feud doesn’t seem to end very soon. Two weeks ago, Google made the YouTube app available after blocking the app back in September, when the company cited, a ‘broken user experience’ compared to what you find online and in Google-made apps. Now the company has once again blocked YouTube from the Alexa-powered Amazon Echo Show device.

“We’ve been trying to reach an agreement with Amazon to give consumers access to each other’s products and services. 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,” a Google spokesperson told TechCrunch.

Google is not only pulling off support from Amazon Echo Show device, the company has decided to block the YouTube version that exists on Amazon Fire TV from January 1st.

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In a statement, Amazon told TechCrunch, “Echo Show and Fire TV now display a standard web view of YouTube.com and point customers directly to YouTube’s existing website. Google is setting a disappointing precedent by selectively blocking customer access to an open website. We hope to resolve this with Google as soon as possible.”

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