YouTube no more for Amazon Echo Show users

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The Amazon Echo Show just got a great new feature: no more YouTube videos.

Google on Tuesday discontinued YouTube's support for the Echo Show, preventing owners of Amazon's LCD-equipped smart speaker from accessing the most popular video streaming service on the planet, the e-commerce giant confirmed in a statement issued to The Verge.

Echo Show, when launched back in May of this year, supports YouTube alongside other digital services from Amazon and other companies.

Amazon said September 26 that Google had made a change that day at 3 p.m. Alexa is also available for Amazon Music customers on Amazon Echo, Echo Dot, Echo Show, Amazon Tap, Amazon Fire TV, Fire TV Stick, Fire TV Edition and Fire Tablets. Amazon's official statement says that there is no technical reason why it should not be available and that Google pulled out its service without explanation and without notifying their consumers.

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At a press event at its Seattle headquarters, the world's largest online retailer showcased new Echo devices, one tailored for gaming and one for phone calls. A message pops up, stating this: "Currently, Google is not supporting YouTube on Echo Show". Since new functionality mostly only required software updates, there wasn't much of a a need for Amazon to release a new model (especially since other companies produced alternative Alexa speakers).

For now, Google is saying it hopes to reach an agreement with Amazon to resolve the issues soon. Google Home, the company's own smart speaker, doesn't have a screen, but users can command it to cast YouTube video onto a nearby Chromecast, which is sort of the same thing. It's also unclear what the details of the disagreement between Google and Amazon are and exactly which of Google's terms of service Amazon is in violation of, or why they made a decision to turn the tap off only just now. But what's surprising in the spat between Google and Amazon is the extent to which the stories diverge.

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