Wednesday 23 May 2018 ,
Wednesday 23 May 2018 ,
Latest News
  • British PSVI experts to train orgs working on Rohingyas: Report
  • Ecnec clears revised Padma Bridge Rail Link Project
  • Myanmar to sign deal with UN resolving Rohingya crisis
  • CNG stations to remain open for 24 hrs during Eid: Quader
  • 10 killed in separate ‘gunfights’ early Tuesday
6 December, 2017 11:48:34 AM
Print

Google blocks YouTube access from Amazon’s streaming devices

Independent Online Desk
Google blocks YouTube access from Amazon’s streaming devices
Google blocked YouTube access via the Echo Show, Amazon’s smart speaker with a touchscreen, on Dec 5 and will stop supporting YouTube on Amazon’s Fire TV set-top box on Jan 1. Bloomberg Photo

Alphabet Inc’s Google pulled support for its YouTube video service from Amazon.com Inc’s streaming-media devices, citing the internet retailer’s failure to make Amazon Prime Video available through Google’s gadgets and the recent halt of the sale of some Nest products on its website. 

Google blocked YouTube access via the Echo Show, Amazon’s smart speaker with a touchscreen, on Dec 5 and will stop supporting YouTube on Amazon’s Fire TV set-top box on Jan 1.

In a statement, a Google representative said it’s taking the action because the YouTube apps on Amazon products aren’t made by Google, like the YouTube app on the iPhone is, and the retail giant doesn’t sell some Google products, such as Chromecast and Google Home. 

“We’ve been trying to reach agreement with Amazon to give consumers access to each other’s products and services,” Google said in a statement. In its own statement, Seattle-based Amazon said its gadgets now send users to the YouTube website, and the company hopes to resolve the dispute as soon as possible. 

The rivalry between Google and Amazon has heated up as the search giant and online retailer have moved quickly into hardware and internet services. In the past few years, both have introduced multiple new home devices, including speakers and home-security products. Both have also been pushing their own video and music-streaming services as well as competing video-control platforms. They also both offer corporate cloud-computing services, a market where Amazon leads by a wide margin. 


Then, last month, Amazon pulled Nest’s latest devices, including its cheaper thermostat, from its online store. The Chromecast streaming product was removed from Amazon.com in 2015. 

“Echo Show and Fire TV now display a standard web view of YouTube.com and point customers directly to YouTube’s existing website,” Amazon said in the statement. “Google is setting a disappointing precedent by selectively blocking customer access to an open website.” 

Mountain View, California-based Google isn’t the only competitor that has seen its products blocked from Amazon’s site. After being pulled from the No 1 e-commerce site in 2015, the Apple TV box reappeared on the retail website in September, only to vanish again. 

Apple Inc, meantime, said Amazon Prime Video would become available as an app for Apple TV by the end of the year, but it hasn’t yet been released.Bloomberg.

KK


 

Comments

Poll
Today's Question »
Civil rights body Shujan claims that Khulna city elections were a questionable election, which was not completely free, fair and flawless. Do you agree?
 Yes
 No
 No Comment
Yes 52.6%
No 44.8%
No Comment 2.6%
Video
More Science & Tech Stories

Copyright © All right reserved.

Editor : M. Shamsur Rahman

Published by the Editor on behalf of Independent Publications Limited at Media Printers, 446/H, Tejgaon I/A, Dhaka-1215.
Editorial, News & Commercial Offices : Beximco Media Complex, 149-150 Tejgaon I/A, Dhaka-1208, Bangladesh. GPO Box No. 934, Dhaka-1000.

Editor : M. Shamsur Rahman
Published by the Editor on behalf of Independent Publications Limited at Media Printers, 446/H, Tejgaon I/A, Dhaka-1215.
Editorial, News & Commercial Offices : Beximco Media Complex, 149-150 Tejgaon I/A, Dhaka-1208, Bangladesh. GPO Box No. 934, Dhaka-1000.

Disclaimer & Privacy Policy
....................................................
About Us
....................................................
Contact Us
....................................................
Advertisement
....................................................
Subscription

Powered by : Frog Hosting