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posted by Fnord666 on Wednesday September 27, @09:09PM   Printer-friendly
from the no-youtube-for-you dept.

The Amazon Echo Show is an Alexa-powered voice assistant product that includes a touchscreen and a camera. Google has pulled support for YouTube on the device:

Google's popular video-sharing site appears to have disappeared from Amazon's device due to a dispute over how YouTube should work on the Echo Show. According to Amazon, Google pulled support for YouTube on the Echo Show on Tuesday afternoon:

Google made a change today at around 3 pm. YouTube used to be available to our shared customers on Echo Show. As of this afternoon, Google has chosen to no longer make YouTube available on Echo Show, without explanation and without notification to customers. There is no technical reason for that decision, which is disappointing and hurts both of our customers.

But Google accused Amazon of breaking its rules on the way YouTube is presented, adding that talks between the two companies haven't yielded a solution.

We've been in negotiations with Amazon for a long time, working towards an agreement that provides great experiences for customers on both platforms. Amazon's implementation of YouTube on the Echo Show violates our terms of service, creating a broken user experience. We hope to be able to reach an agreement and resolve these issues soon.

The move is likely related to YouTube functionality desktop users are used [to] that is lacking from the Echo Show, including being able to share, recommend and comment on videos.

Also at The Verge.


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  • (Score: 3, Informative) by LoRdTAW on Thursday September 28, @07:04PM

    by LoRdTAW (3755) Subscriber Badge on Thursday September 28, @07:04PM (#574490) Journal

    Even if you have a desktop or laptop computer, an app might not be available for your computer. For example, a Mac-only app won't be (legally) running on a Dell, HP, or home-built computer.

    Ah! But that's the beauty of the PC platform: You can run whatever you want. Legal or not. There are no rules about side loading, app stores, and allowed channels. You download and install anything you want from the benign to outright malicious. Virtual machines, emulators, compatibility layers. Try that on your mobile iDevice. Even MacOS and Windows are looking to move to app stores and locking down the PC.

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