Google removes YouTube access from Amazon's FireTV

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Google announced Tuesday it stopped access to Amazon's Echo Show, and will start blocking YouTube on Fire TV media-streaming devices January 1.

At issue is a perceived lack of "reciprocity" with Amazon failing to offer equal access to Google's products and services, prompting the dramatic rebuke.

The latest twist in the saga is that Google is pulling YouTube from all Echo Show and Fire TV units.

Both parties have said that they hope the matter will be resolved soon, but neither looks likely to budge.

The move was particularly to push people from Google's Chromecast to Amazon's Fire TV dongles and devices.

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However, a source familiar with YouTube's thinking told Variety Tuesday that this newer implementation also violated YouTube's terms of service by layering voice control onto a web app that wasn't designed for voice interaction.

Amazon didn't immediately respond to a request for comment. The latest proof of that came yesterday afternoon when Google revealed YouTube will disappear from Fire TV tablets, streaming devices and television sets.

Google, a unit of Alphabet Inc. And likewise, it would be nice to be able to Cast Amazon Prime to a Chromecast-connected TV. Amazon and Google are acting like a couple of teenagers. It stopped selling the Apple TV at the same time for the same reason.

In response, Amazon said Google had set a "disappointing precedent".

Amazon's voice-controlled gadgets have outsold Google's so far, according to a study by research firm eMarketer from earlier this year. But as Google ramps up its voice assistant game, and Amazon pushes ahead with Prime video, these two are just hurting their customers' experiences. The group, USTelecom, has been trying to persuade skeptics that internet providers will preserve equal access to all digital services, even if the Federal Communications Commission adopts a proposal to rescind current "net neutrality" regulations. Now Amazon has stopped selling Google's Nest smart thermostat. Those two features are autoplay and the ability to subscribe to channels.

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