Google pulling YouTube from Echo Show and Fire TV

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Amazon said in a statement: "Echo Show and Fire TV now display a standard web view of YouTube.com and point customers directly to YouTube's existing website". Sans YouTube, Amazon looks to be banking on its in-house services and against the Chcolate Factory's built-in customer base.

There were also reports that Google could be creating a smart screen device to compete with the Amazon Echo Show. Now we have learned that YouTube has implemented a new block on access to its services on the Amazon Echo Show smart home device. Google announced today that it has had it with Amazon and their selective selling and implementation of competing products.

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"Amazon doesn't carry Google products like Chromecast and Google Home, doesn't make Prime Video [an Amazon service] available for Google Cast users, and last month stopped selling some of Nest's [a sister company of Google] latest products", said Google.

As Amazon is not reciprocating, Google pulled out YouTube from Echo Show and Fire TV.

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Both parties have said that they hope the matter will be resolved soon, but neither looks likely to budge. Now Google has pulled YouTube again from the device as the voice control commands added violated the use terms. Google's parent company Alphabet owns Nest Labs, maker of connected thermostats and security cameras, and Amazon doesn't sell those devices, as well.

Internet giants Amazon and Google have come to blows over the way in which they promote and acknowledge each other on their own platforms.

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"We don't think Google will go out of its way to patch things up with Amazon as having YouTube absent from Amazon devices could disincentivise users from going with Echo products giving Google Home a badly needed boost", he said. Mark Eamer, vice president of Prime Video, said in a statement today that Amazon is "thrilled" to finally have the app on Apple TV. In 2015, Amazon took Chromecast, a Google television service, off its retail website, claiming the move was to avoid confusing consumers.

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