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Google pulling YouTube from Echo Show and Fire TV

Google pulling YouTube from Echo Show and Fire TV

A person familiar with Google's thinking on the matter told Engadget that a big point of contention had been the fact that Amazon implemented what was essentially a hacked version of YouTube on both the Echo Show and Fire TV. YouTube released a statement about its action, and made it clear that Amazon's lack of support for Nest, Chromecast and other Google related products and services was behind its decision to once again block YouTube from the Amazon Echo Show.

Amazon said in a statement, "Google is setting a disappointing precedent by selectively blocking customer access to an open website". Here's hoping that both parties can come to some form of agreement soon.

In September, Google removed YouTube from the Amazon Echo Show before later reintroducing the video sharing application.

It was just a fortnight ago that HEXUS reported that YouTube had returned to the Amazon Echo Show.

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We understands that YouTube is no longer available on the Amazon Echo Show as of today and it will not work on the Fire TV from early January.

At issue is a perceived lack of "reciprocity" with Amazon failing to offer equal access to Google's products and services, prompting the dramatic rebuke.

According to the data from research firm eMarketer, Amazon's voice-controlled devices have been outsold Google's devices.

This comes after a series of tit-for-tat exchanges between the two companies.

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Yet Durant assured that he wouldn't allow to get his emotions get the best of him at a critical time in the game. Durant spoke about his ejection afterwards. "I got to be more focused, I got to be more poised", he said.

"Google and Amazon have been sparring for several months but the move by Google to pull YouTube off Amazon ecosystem devices may bring this issue to a head".

Amazon seems to refrain from selling Google products that compete directly with its own, such as Amazon Echo range (which compete with Google Home) and Fire TV (which compete with Google's Chromecast).

The Chocolate Factory on Tuesday said it would be filing suit against the Bezos Bunch after it failed to cut a deal to allow its own streaming services to coexist with those of Amazon. As the world's largest online retailer, Amazon has tremendous sway over what people buy, while the results delivered by Google's ubiquitous search engine often help determine what people do on and off the web.

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