Amazon on the other hand points out to the fact that Fire TV, Fire TV Stick and Echo Show access the web version of YouTube which is free to access without any restriction. At the Recode conference past year, Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos said: "When we sell those devices, we want our player - our Prime Video player - to be on the device, and we want it to be on the device with acceptable business terms". For cheaper models, you can get that through Roku's smartphone app.
That latter stipulation has been frequently criticised by streaming services, including music platforms like Spotify, because Apple's cut from the subscription would take away those companies' entire (best case scenario) profit margin. It also comes with support for 4K Ultra HD on the latest Apple TV. Amazon's decision of not selling the Google Chromecast and Apple TV (both of which have dedicated YouTube apps) has further strained the relation between Google and Amazon.
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Their now legendary feud began when Kanye interrupted Swift's speech for Best Female Video at the 2009 MTV Music Video Awards. Kardashian posted her photo from the " Famous " exhibit on the same day British Vogue unveiled its new cover featuring Swift.
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"Making the situation even more odd is that when I first installed the Amazon Video app yesterday, shows were appearing with the 5.1 header information on them".
As streaming becomes more and more prevalent, more and more options to stream content become available.
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But Amazon says that the company is being spiteful and was limiting what products were able to connect to Google's video service. Videos were displayed on its touchscreen without channel subscriptions, further video recommendations, and other features.
When Amazon stopped selling Apple TV and Chromecast on its site two years ago, the company gave the thin excuse that it was "important that the streaming media players we sell interact well with Prime Video in order to avoid customer confusion".
Quite what headway has actually been made in Amazon and Apple's long-running dispute over "business terms" isn't clear.
Technically, there are workarounds such as streaming the video on an iPad or iPhone, then streaming that to the Apple TV using AirPlay - but most consumers don't want to be bothered with workarounds. Unless a truce is reached, YouTube will stop working on Fire TV on January 1.
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Well apart from that, Google announced the Files Go storage manager app and Android Oreo (Go Edition) for entry-level devices . Files Go was built from scratch for Go edition devices, and today the official version launched on the Google Play Store.
Attention Fire TV owners: YouTube might soon disappear from your Amazon streaming device. "Google is setting a disappointing precedent by selectively blocking customer access to an open website".