Play nicely children; Google and Amazon having trouble with that sharing thing

Echo Show loses You Tube support Fire TV will soon follow

That includes Google's Chromecast streaming device, an alternative to Fire TV, and an internet-connected speaker called Home, which is trying to catch up to Amazon's market-leading Echo. For Amazon Echo Show owners, well, as you can see from the image above, your access has already been cut.

Now that YouTube is again blocked on the Show and on Fire TV, Amazon might have to come to the bargaining table.

In fact, Google didn't even know that Amazon had brought the app back - they learned about it from the press, sources familiar with Google's situation have told TechCrunch.

The companies had clashed in September over the way Amazon used YouTube on its Echo Show - which Google claimed violated its terms of service.

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So, for now, Amazon's Echo Show and its Fire TV can only access YouTube via its existing website, not through the app.

YouTube finally reappeared on Echo Show in November, seemingly signalling that Google and Amazon had reached an agreement, but the app was actually a workaround created by Amazon that redirected users to the web version of YouTube. Amazon swears up and down it just wants to sell the devices that offer the best experience with its content, and that's the Fire TV lineup.

Alphabet Inc's (NASDAQ:GOOG, NASDAQ:GOOGL) Google and Amazon.com, Inc. These smart home devices directly rival Amazon's smart home products.

This isn't the first disagreement Google and Amazon have had regarding YouTube.

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"This is a huge consumer issue, and I believe demonstrates the problem with such concentration of power with Google and Amazon", said Moorhead.

Nest is Google's consumer-level home automation company, most notable for their smart thermostats, and has just introduced a new home security system, so Amazon's delisting came at the ideal time for maximum pettiness. Not only the removal of Nest's products, but Google is also miffed over Amazon's continued ignorance of Google Home or Chromecast.

Amazon said Google was "setting a disappointing precedent by selectively blocking customer access to an open website", but said they hoped to resolve the dispute.

Amazon and Apple have been in a similar brawl since 2015 stemming from the site kicking out the Apple TV from its listings. "We hope to resolve this with Google as soon as possible".

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Google blames Amazon for its decision, citing a lack of reciprocity.

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