Google BLOCKS YouTube Access Inside Amazon Fire TV

Google BLOCKS YouTube Access Inside Amazon Fire TV

The search giant recently pulled the YouTube app Amazon's Fire TV and Echo Show after it was revealed that Amazon was unwilling to sell certain Google products. It wasn't until relatively recently at WWDC 2017 when Apple and Amazon belatedly said they had reached an agreement to develop a dedicated tvOS app for the Apple TV. 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. They also both offer corporate cloud-computing services, a market where Amazon leads by a wide margin. In countries that support the app, integration with Apple TV app is also included with an access to Up Next syncing and show recommendations. This was resolved in November for Echo Show users, when Amazon began forwarding people using that device to a stripped-down third-party app that leveraged the YouTube website, instead of a native app.

Google has made a decision to pull out YouTube from all Amazon devices. The last nail in the coffin was the fact that Amazon has stopped selling Nest devices a couple of months ago.

Amazon Fire TV is based on the open-source version of the Android platform and does not provide access to the Google store. Sadly if they do not reach an agreement you will have to mirror your smartphone on to the Amazon streaming device to watch YouTube on the big screen. Currently, Apple's original content consists of shows such as Carpool Karaoke and the inane reality TV competition Planet of the Apps, which pales in comparison to the kind of award-winning programming Netflix and Amazon have been developing, such as Stranger Things and Transparent.

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Mountain View, California-based Google isn't the only competitor that has seen its products blocked from Amazon's site.

The Prime Video app for the Apple TV supports numerous Apple TV features, this included Siri and the TV app, this allows you to search for videos on Prime from the main TV interface.

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