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Amazon and Google Are Fighting, and That Means Consumers Lose

07 December 2017

Now Google has been unhappy with Amazon using its YouTube service on its devices and this was the first step to make Amazon agree to its demands.

Amazon does not sell the Google Home smart speaker or its streaming device, Chromecast, because they directly compete with Amazon's own products, Amazon Echo and Amazon Fire TV Stick.

"Echo Show and Fire TV now display a standard web view of YouTube.com and point customers directly to YouTube's existing website", Amazon said in the statement.

Amazon are gearing up for the launch of the Grand Tour series 2 tomorrow (8 December) and in positive news they announced announced yesterday that the Prime Video app is now available on Apple TV and Apple TV 4k.

Amazon and Google are in a tumultuous relationship and signs of discord have reached their peak as Google has stated that it won't allow Amazon streaming devices such as Fire TV and Fire TV Stick from accessing YouTube from January 1st 2018.

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Google pulled YouTube from the Echo Show in September, saying that the way Amazon had implemented YouTube didn't comply with Google's terms of service. They said that Google has been in talks with Amazon to ensure that both of its customers get access to each of their services irrespective of their platform. Google pointed a finger at Amazon, which hasn't been selling products from Google and other brands, such as from Google's separate brand Nest. In its own statement, Seattle-based Amazon said its gadgets now send users to the YouTube website, and the company hopes to resolve the dispute as soon as possible.

Amazon didn't immediately respond to a request for comment. There are always two sides to a feud, and the on-going beef between Amazon and Google is a testament to this fact. Amazon on its part is trying to sort things out with Google. Two years ago, Amazon ousted Chromecast from its store, even though that device had previously been its top-selling electronics gadget.

Internet providers are committed to "protections like no content blocking or throttling", said USTelecom CEO Jonathan Spalter.

Amazon also doesn't sell Apple's video streaming player. As of Wednesday, Apple TV owners are finally able to add Amazon's Prime Video to their devices - about six months after Apple chief executive Tim Cook promised the service was on its way. But that could change if Amazon's video streaming service starts working on Apple TV, something Apple has said would happen by the end of this year.

Amazon and Google Are Fighting, and That Means Consumers Lose