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Frustrated with Google, Amazon may be making a YouTube competitor

Frustrated with Google, Amazon may be making a YouTube competitor

In a separate coverage by Inverse, the site was able to share a snippet of the description in the Amazontube filing.

In an apparent peace offering this week, Amazon said it will begin selling Chromecast again. Information included in the filing makes it abundantly clear that the trademark is to be associated with software for consuming video, text, data, images, visual works, etc., online and across multiple platforms, all of which sounds more than a bit familiar. However, it does look like Amazon is seriously considering it.

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Frustrated with Google, Amazon may be making a YouTube competitor

The YouTube TV app will land on the Apple TV, Roku devices, and older Linux-based smart TVs from Samsung and Sony sometime in the first quarter of 2018, a Google spokesperson told Gizmodo today. But whether or not the company opts to go directly head to head with YouTube, the suggested names do feel like Amazon's rattling the cage a bit and setting itself up for a likely legal challenge from Google over a name that hedges a bit too close to its insanely popular video platform.

Google's service starts at $35 a month and is now available in more than 80 cities around the U.S., enabling subscribers to watch more than 35 traditional cable channels in a web browser or on other devices, including Android phones and tablets, Xbox One, and a number of late-model Samsung and LG smart TVs.

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On December 5, Google posted a message on the YouTube app on Fire TV devices that it would remove the app on January 1. DomainNameWire discovered that Amazon has recently been snatching up a lot of domain names lately such as AmazonAlexaTube.com or AmazonOpenTube.com, none of which exactly roll off the tongue. It seems as though the two companies are willing to talk things through before YouTube is completely removed from Amazon's devices.

Google and Amazon seem to have a hard time getting along, and recent trademark registrations hint that things could get even more heated.

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