Google removed YouTube from Amazon, again
Google has once again removed the YouTube application from Amazon’s Echo Show and FireTV devices. The company said that the service has been removed due to lack of reciprocity by Amazon.
Google indicated that Amazon had failed to provide a Prime Video application for its Chromecast and Google Home devices.
According to Google, Amazon has failed to provide a Prime Video application for its Chromecast and Google Home devices, and doesn’t sell these devices on its platforms either. Amazon has also delisted Nest products from its platform recently, including the Nest Secure and E Thermostat.
In response, an Amazon spokesperson said, “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.” While YouTube will disappear from the Echo Show immediately, FireTV users will lose the app from January 1st.
While the spat is certainly going to continue over the next few days, it’s unfortunate that the customers will be the losers here. YouTube may not have original TV shows and movies like Netflix and Amazon, but it’s still the most popular streaming platform on the Internet. While Echo Show users may not really mind losing YouTube, FireTV users will certainly be the big losers here.