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posted by Fnord666 on Thursday December 07, @02:38AM   Printer-friendly
from the he-started-it dept.

Google pulls YouTube from Amazon devices, escalating spat

A rare public spat in the technology industry escalated on Tuesday when Google said it would block its video streaming application YouTube from two Inc devices and criticized the online retailer for not selling Google hardware.

[...] In a statement, Google said, "Amazon doesn't carry Google products like Chromecast and Google Home, doesn't make (its) Prime Video available for Google Cast users, and last month stopped selling some of (our sister company) Nest's latest products. "Given this lack of reciprocity, we are no longer supporting YouTube on Echo Show and Fire TV," Google said. "We hope we can reach an agreement to resolve these issues soon."

[...] Amazon said in a statement, "Google is setting a disappointing precedent by selectively blocking customer access to an open website." It said it hoped to resolve the issue with Google as soon as possible but customers could access YouTube through the internet - not an app - on the devices in the meantime.

Meanwhile, Amazon Prime Video has come to the Apple TV.

Also at The Verge and Variety.

Previously: Google Pulls YouTube off of the Amazon Echo Show
Google's "Manhattan" to Compete With Amazon's Echo Show

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  • (Score: 5, Funny) by coolgopher on Thursday December 07, @03:15AM (4 children)

    by coolgopher (1157) Subscriber Badge on Thursday December 07, @03:15AM (#606600)

    Good riddance to the apps and split effort. Maybe they can focus on the web experience then and use the web like it was meant to.

    Wait, no, we don't want "apps" on the net either, and certainly not the DRM nonsense.

    Umm... guys, this is hard... can we just go back to posting stuff to alt.binaries.* instead?

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  • (Score: 2) by isostatic on Thursday December 07, @04:14PM (1 child)

    by isostatic (365) on Thursday December 07, @04:14PM (#606846) Journal

    I'll DCC it to you on IRC

  • (Score: 2) by Kawumpa on Thursday December 07, @05:34PM (1 child)

    by Kawumpa (1187) on Thursday December 07, @05:34PM (#606884)

    Sigh..., do you remember the time when knowledgeable people, often the developers themselves, answered questions and supported their software in a meaningful way, and trolls sometimes were actually funny or interesting? I'm getting old...

    • (Score: 2) by coolgopher on Friday December 08, @12:20AM

      by coolgopher (1157) Subscriber Badge on Friday December 08, @12:20AM (#607054)

      Mmm... but proper old-school trolling is *hard*. Though it is glorious when you see a troll elegantly lead someone on a marry chase around their own arguments only to end up arguing for the opposite they originally were.