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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 Amazon.com 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, Insightful) by Arik on Thursday December 07, @03:21AM (13 children)

    by Arik (4543) on Thursday December 07, @03:21AM (#606605)
    "Amazon said in a statement, "Google is setting a disappointing precedent by selectively blocking customer access to an open website.""

    That's some harsh, and apparently justified, criticism.

    Coming from Amazon, it's also hilariously hypocritical.

    I have an idea. How about these two giant anti-human organizations go to war?

    They have plenty of money for weapons. I think we should encourage this. Get everyone else out of the way and let them fight until one is gone. Hopefully the other one will be too weakened to survive at that point as well. Win/win.
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    "Unix? These savages aren't even circumcised!"
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  • (Score: 0) by Anonymous Coward on Thursday December 07, @03:24AM (5 children)

    by Anonymous Coward on Thursday December 07, @03:24AM (#606608)

    You just forgot that Wars involve civlians and in this case the (cool-aid) buying public are the casualties.

    • (Score: 2) by Arik on Thursday December 07, @03:43AM (4 children)

      by Arik (4543) on Thursday December 07, @03:43AM (#606620)
      No no you silly millenial, I'm not talking about a war of words, a marketing war, a war for public opinion, those are *metaphorical* wars.

      I'm talking about a literal war. With guns and bombs and body parts scattered all about. Legalize murder. Why should governments have all the fun?

      Of course, you probably don't know what 'literal' means either, do you?

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      "Unix? These savages aren't even circumcised!"
      • (Score: 1, Funny) by Anonymous Coward on Thursday December 07, @05:00AM

        by Anonymous Coward on Thursday December 07, @05:00AM (#606648)

        Of course, you probably don't know what 'literal' means either, do you?

        It's like liberal, but with a T instead?

      • (Score: 2) by FatPhil on Thursday December 07, @07:55AM (1 child)

        by FatPhil (863) <reversethis-{if.fdsa} {ta} {tnelyos-cp}> on Thursday December 07, @07:55AM (#606706) Homepage
        > Of course, you probably don't know what 'literal' means either, do you?

        Is that the kind of stuff you find in literature? So, like, fiction and fantasy and fairy stories?
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        I was worried about my command. I was the scientist of the Holy Ghost.
        • (Score: 0) by Anonymous Coward on Thursday December 07, @09:46AM

          by Anonymous Coward on Thursday December 07, @09:46AM (#606741)

          no, no.
          it refers to "letter", which is a drawing, or a picture.
          old people use them instead of emoticons.
          so a literal war is when people start typing U+1F4A9 at each other.

      • (Score: 2) by maxwell demon on Thursday December 07, @09:29AM

        by maxwell demon (1608) Subscriber Badge on Thursday December 07, @09:29AM (#606733) Journal

        I'm talking about a literal war.
        Fighting against literals, fighting for literals, or using literals as weapons? :-)

        With guns and bombs and body parts scattered all about.

        I see, before the invention of bombs and guns people didn't fight wars. ;-)

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        The Tao of math: The numbers you can count are not the real numbers.
  • (Score: 2) by Fluffeh on Thursday December 07, @04:21AM (2 children)

    by Fluffeh (954) Subscriber Badge on Thursday December 07, @04:21AM (#606638) Journal

    How about these two giant anti-human organizations go to war?

    Have you watched the movie War Inc [imdb.com]? That pretty much explores how the world would look if corporations did go to war and the like - though in that case, it seems that one corp was just being used to fight an entire war. Still hilariously macabre whilst accurate if you have worked in large multinationals.

    • (Score: 2) by Arik on Thursday December 07, @04:46AM (1 child)

      by Arik (4543) on Thursday December 07, @04:46AM (#606645)
      No, I rarely watch movies, they're so very often an absolute waste of time. However it's a theme that's been around a very long time in Sci-Fi novels.
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      "Unix? These savages aren't even circumcised!"
      • (Score: 1, Funny) by Anonymous Coward on Thursday December 07, @03:30PM

        by Anonymous Coward on Thursday December 07, @03:30PM (#606819)
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  • (Score: 1, Insightful) by Anonymous Coward on Thursday December 07, @07:50AM (2 children)

    by Anonymous Coward on Thursday December 07, @07:50AM (#606705)

    I H A V E A H A R D T I M E R E A D I N G Y O U R F O N T S E T T I N G. M A Y B E I F Y O U U S E D E F A U L T I N S T E A D O F B E I N G S P E C I A L S N O W F L A K E , I T W O U L D B E N I C E R F O R A L L O F U S . T H A N K S I N A D V A N C E.

  • (Score: 0) by Anonymous Coward on Thursday December 07, @03:12PM

    by Anonymous Coward on Thursday December 07, @03:12PM (#606809)

    I can't read your font.