Looks like the Google vs Amazon feud is expanding. Google removed YouTube from the Echo Show. Amazon then removed Nest products. Amazon changed the Echo Show to meet YouTube’s requirements, Google just yanked access again. Now Google states they are removing YouTube from the FireTVs on January 1st.
This is really disappointing.
The old Amazon argument for not carrying the apple TV, etc., was that it confused their customers when Amazon prime was not available on a video streaming device. OK, there’s an argument to be made for that.
But that couldn’t possibly affect the nest secure. That has to be aimed at google home.
Did you mean the Apple TV?
It’s clear what’s occurring here. The Echo Dot was again a runaway train of success the past two weeks. The Google device sold well too, but not nearly as well as the Dot. So google is getting flustered.
Yes, fixed, thanks.
Hopefully Google won’t pull Nest from Alexa. Two of the biggest companies are having a pissing contest and it will only hurt the users in the mean time.
Always pissed me off that I couldn’t buy a Chromecast on Amazon…petty is as petty does.
I posted this in my original thread, but this is the email I received from Amazon.
I apologize for the inconvenience which you have experienced.
Currently Google is not supporting YouTube on Echo Show. To inform you that this trouble is caused due to the restriction of Google in accessing the YouTube on Echo show. This error is not from our site.
To make things better, We already forwarded this concern to the development team so that they were looking into this and may come up with the best possible solutions in the nearest future.
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I can’t wait to see Google limit Amazon in their search engine results… Opps, I’m betting Google Search Division enjoys the revenue from Mr. Bezos’ cash cow!
From a Reuters article :
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.
Amazon and Apple are getting along at least. The amazon prime video app was finally released for Apple TV today.
The interesting thing is Amazon Prime Video is now on the latest version of Android TV too… so this “feud” is super confusing. It’s awful and confusing for customers because there isn’t a clear line for what is and isn’t supported/offered.
It’s the wild west.
Sold all my Amazon speakers a couple weeks ago and got all Google home devices
Here is how to install a side loaded version of Youtube on FireTV. Did this yesterday and it worked very well. It was not hard.
looks like the all came together for some
It’s a Christmas Miracle!
Amazon is adding a browser to Fire TV.