Google Pulls YouTube from Amazon Echo

    Google Pulls YouTube from Amazon Echo

    Google Pulls YouTube from Amazon Echo


    Posted: 27 Sep 2017
    Amazon issued a cranky statement this week, objecting to Google’s decision to pull YouTube from its Echo Show smart appliance. But Google says it was no surprise to Amazon, which had been violating its terms of service.

    And yes, those with bitter memories of the YouTube saga on Windows phone should see some similarities here. What this is clearly about is Google hampering a competitor. Which, you know, is technically both fair and legal.

    “As of this afternoon, Google has chosen to no longer make YouTube available on Echo Show, without explanation and without notification to customers,” an Amazon statement explains. “There is no technical reason for that decision, which is disappointing and hurts both of our customers.”...

    ...But Amazon is also conveniently leaving out the real reasons that this happened. That Google had warned Amazon about them violating its terms of service. And that it was Amazon, not Google, that never warned customers...


    Read more: Google Pulls YouTube from Amazon Echo - Thurrott.com
    Brink's Avatar Posted By: Brink
    27 Sep 2017

  1. vgchat's Avatar
    Posts : 409
    Windows 10 Pro
       #1

    Enough said.

    Amazon issued a cranky statement this week, objecting to Google’s decision to pull YouTube
    Google says it was no surprise to Amazon, which had been violating its terms of service
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  2. Posts : 378
    Window 10
       #2

    ...and the customer gets caught in the middle.
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  3. Josey Wales's Avatar
    Posts : 24,763
    Win 10 Pro 19043.962
       #3

    I have no use for Amazon, do not like their business attitude.
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