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posted by Fnord666 on Thursday December 07 2017, @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: 2) by Fluffeh on Thursday December 07 2017, @04:21AM (2 children)

    by Fluffeh (954) Subscriber Badge on Thursday December 07 2017, @04:21AM (#606638) Journal

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

    Have you watched the movie War Inc []? 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.

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  • (Score: 2) by Arik on Thursday December 07 2017, @04:46AM (1 child)

    by Arik (4543) on Thursday December 07 2017, @04:46AM (#606645) Journal
    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.
    "Grasp the essence, seize the root."
    • (Score: 1, Funny) by Anonymous Coward on Thursday December 07 2017, @03:30PM

      by Anonymous Coward on Thursday December 07 2017, @03:30PM (#606819)