Google Pulling Youtube From Amazon Fire TV and Echo Show

Google Pulling Youtube From Amazon Fire TV and Echo Show

The beginning of service fulfilled the promise made by Apple CEO Tim Cook during a conference in June this year. You can then use Siri voice search to search for a film or TV show and the box will show a selection - you don't have to specify you want to watch it from Prime Video because Siri will search all app catalogues for your desired show.

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. "The Sports tab in the Apple TV app makes it even easier for fans in the U.S. to track the teams, games and moments that are important to them".

"Given this lack of reciprocity, we are no longer supporting YouTube on Echo Show and Fire TV", Google said. As of today, Apple TV (2015)and Apple TV 4K can access Amazon Video at long last.

In a report by Engadget, Google announces that it is totally disabling YouTube access for users of both the Echo Show and Amazon's Fire TV devices.

The rivalry among leading brands has been helping other players to strive in the market. One of the more popular streaming delivery systems is Apple TV.

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Prime Video members can now use Apple TV to access Amazon original movies, Prime originals and Hollywood blockbusters and TV series and more than 140 channel subscriptions in the US and 95 in the U.K., Germany and Austria. Both have also been pushing their own video and music-streaming services as well as competing video-control platforms.

Amazon retorted that Google is setting a "disappointing precedent" by imposing a no-go zone around what's otherwise "an open website" on every device in the universe that doesn't carry the Amazon brand. You'll get a more cinematic experience when watching your favourite shows with a crisper, brighter image. Although that doesn't explain why Amazon has also pulled those Nest products.

All of which means that Amazon and Google can safely invest in the Apple ecosystem, without fear that they're creating an existential threat. You can always get the player on the device.

Why such good news for Apple TV owners, and such bad news for Fire TV and Chromecast owners? That's it. There's no optical audio output or any other socket, which is a shame because there's certainly room for an HDMI passthrough, which would come in useful for cramming multiple 4K devices into a potentially limited number on the back of your TV.