Sunday, 10 December, 2017

Google drops YouTube from Amazon's Fire TV, Echo Show

Amazon Prime Video Apple TV Main There's No Great Reason to Buy an Amazon Fire TV Anymore
Sherri Watson | 07 December, 2017, 15:39

The newer Apple TV 4K was released in September and is a great accessory if you have a 4K HDR TV.

For Amazon, this was a week of war and peace.

The decision to block YouTube is retaliation for Amazon's refusal to sell some Google products that compete with Amazon gadgets.

Alphabet's Google pulled support for its YouTube video service from Amazon.com's streaming-media devices, citing the internet retailer's failure to make Amazon Prime Video available through Google's gadgets and the recent halt of the sale of some Nest products on its website.

Amazon and Apple launched the Amazon Prime Video on the Apple TV yesterday, this is one app that many people have been waiting for on the Apple TV.

Amazon Prime Video on Apple TV app also supports Universal Search. Now, Apple TV app users can watch Amazon Prime video shows like "The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel", and movies such as "The Big Sick". Google is miffed by the fact that it is losing ad revenue from Fire TV which was the best selling streaming device in United States and India. There are always two sides to a feud, and the on-going beef between Amazon and Google is a testament to this fact.

Ostensibly, Google and Amazon run different types of businesses.

At this point, it's easy to see why Amazon wouldn't want to support Google's products, and vice versa: Each company is using hardware to fortify themselves while attacking their rival's core business. There are a range of new shows coming to Amazon Prime Video to look forward to this month and over the course of next year.

By comparison, Apple isn't as much of a threat to either company.

On the search front, any web searches that go through Siri get handled by Google, which also serves as the default search engine on iPhones and iPads. Most of the companies making these devices also have their own streaming services.

The video-streaming access fight has been brewing for some time. Roku's players feature channels for watching both Prime video and YouTube. They say Amazon is not playing fair with Google. 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.