Google Pulls YouTube from Amazon Echo

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Regardless of Google's motive, yesterday at around 3pm EDT, Google pulled YouTube support from the Amazon Echo Show.

But it's also no secret that Google is pushing its Google Home smart speaker as a major competitor to Amazon Echo devices.

Here's what Amazon has been cooking up in recent months, and at least some of these products are likely to make an appearance at today's launch, according to product leaks and reports. Alexa is also available for Amazon Music customers on Amazon Echo, Echo Dot, Amazon Fire TV, Fire TV Stick, Fire TV Edition and Fire Tablets. It was "disappointing", Amazon said, arguing that it hurts both companies' customers.

If a user were to trigger Alexa on Amazon's video-enabled speaker, the digital assistant would reply saying: "Currently, Google is not supporting YouTube on Echo Show".

In 2016, Amazon chief executive Jeff Bezos said the retail giant had stopped selling the Apple TV video-streaming box, because the two companies had not agreed "acceptable business terms" to include Amazon's Prime Video service on the device.

Amazon will enable users in the USA to bundle in an Echo Dot for just $10 extra. The integration of Alexa to Amazon Music will no doubt add to its appeal all the more.

Amazing, Amazon you can already buy this new Echo. Amazon doesn't advertise the ability to pick up calls through your phone (like you can with Alexa account calls), so hopefully you don't need to make a private call. "We hope to be able to reach an agreement and resolve these issues soon".

It's possible that Google wants to see YouTube brought back to the Echo Show, but simply wants to deliver its own experience.

However, with Alexa, Android and iOS users can just say things like "play the new song by..." or "play the song that goes...." Google's Chromecast is still not officially available to purchase from Amazon.

Google said the Echo Show delivered a "broken user experience".

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