Google pulls YouTube from Amazon's Echo Show as competitive spirit turns nasty

Google pulls YouTube from Amazon's Echo Show as competitive spirit turns nasty

Google pulls YouTube from Amazon's Echo Show as competitive spirit turns nasty

There was no mention by either Amazon or Google at the time that YouTube's video experience was "broken". Without integrating YouTube functions like channel subscribing and autoplaying next videos - which reportedly aren't in place on the Echo Show - Amazon is holding back functionality that could ultimately benefit Google. The spokesperson said that Google removed access "without explanation and without notification to customers", and said that there was "no technical reason for that decision".

TENSIONS BETWEEN tech giants Amazon and Google escalated this week, with the latter on Tuesday yanking YouTube support from Amazon's Echo Show device.

For now, Google is saying it hopes to reach an agreement with Amazon to resolve the issues soon.

You can see the statement from Amazon below.

Alternatively, this might just be Google and Amazon fighting to keep its services exclusive.

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Amazon said September 26 that Google had made a change that day at 3 p.m. Both the Amazon Echo and Echo Connect will be available to pre-order starting today and goes on sale later this year.

"YouTube used to be available to our shared customers on the Echo Show", Amazon told the website. The three pack also enables the most requested Multi-room audio and this comes when there are leaks about Sonos launching its first speaker with Amazon Alexa.

"Both companies are coming into conflict because they are competing for the same new growth opportunities - in this case, around the smart home", said Ian Fogg, an analyst at the IHS Markit consultancy.

Amazon's stock price is up 1.34% at $951.22 on Wednesday, with a portion of those gains coming after the company announced several new hardware products at a launch event.

Google, Amazon, sort your shit out.

The Echo Plus was built with Amazon's "second-generation far-field microphones", said Dave Limp, Amazon's senior vice president of devices.

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