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Here are your options if YouTube vanishes from Amazon gizmos

Here are your options if YouTube vanishes from Amazon gizmos

Google made a decision to implement the restriction since Amazon does not sell Google's products. Amazon even released an app for the third-generation Apple TV, which was discontinued past year.

"There is nothing that excites us more than delighting our customers, and we are thrilled for them to stream Prime Video on Apple TV", says Mark Eamer, vice president of Prime Video.

On Wednesday, Amazon added a Prime Video app to Apple TV and Apple TV 4k in more than 100 countries. Google outlined the reason for removal as Amazon's unwillingness to sell the former's products on its portal. However, until then you can use the method mentioned above. Roku, a steaming player manufactured by Roku Inc., has gained popularity in the U.S. Being cheaper than Fire TV and Apple TV, it is the best-selling streaming device in the U.S., according to eMarketer.

Google and Amazon have always been in discussion regarding on the best way to go about with their products and have an equally beneficial working relationship.

On Tuesday, Google said it would remove access to YouTube from Amazon's Echo Show immediately and to Fire and Fire TV devices by the end of the years in response to Amazon's refusal to sell Google's Chromecast, Google Home and Nest devices. The Chromecast streaming product was removed from Amazon.com in 2015. As you might know Nest is now a Google subsidiary. This is accessed via the Movies, TV and Music apps on the Apple TV 4K's homepage. Now Google has been unhappy with Amazon using its YouTube service on its devices and this was the first step to make Amazon agree to its demands. Google is miffed by the fact that it is losing ad revenue from Fire TV which was the best selling streaming device in USA and India. You get voice searches through Google's Assistant - playback controls with some apps, weather info and some data you might never think to ask a TV, such as flight status. Now they are not available direct from Amazon, although earlier this year the company did briefly list the latest version of the device for sale on its USA site (but it has since been removed). "Google is setting a disappointing precedent by selectively blocking customer access to an open website".

These kinds of disputes can be confusing for consumers who probably just want to watch the things they like on the devices they've bought.


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