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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 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: 2) by FatPhil on Thursday December 07 2017, @07:55AM (1 child)

    by FatPhil (863) <{pc-soylent} {at} {asdf.fi}> on Thursday December 07 2017, @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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  • (Score: 0) by Anonymous Coward on Thursday December 07 2017, @09:46AM

    by Anonymous Coward on Thursday December 07 2017, @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.