Google has made a decision to pull out YouTube from all Amazon devices. Google has already made its intentions clear by blocking YouTube access from the Amazon Echo Show which is now being sold in the USA and can be described as an Alexa equipped Echo speaker with a 7inch display.
"We've been trying to reach agreement with Amazon to give consumers access to each other's products and services", reads Google's statement.
The stakes are high: many in the technology industry expect that interacting with computers by voice will become widespread, and it is unclear if Amazon, Google or another company will dominate the space.
In a statement, Google said, "Amazon doesn't carry Google products like Chromecast and Google Home, doesn't make (its) Prime Video available for Google Cast users, and last month stopped selling some of (our sister company) Nest's latest products. We hope we can reach an agreement to resolve these issues soon".
The Google-owned video service is cutting access to the Amazon device on January 1, a Google spokeswoman said Monday. Given this lack of reciprocity, we are no longer supporting YouTube on Echo Show and FireTV. Amazon's Prime Video platform has not been supported by Amazon on Google's Chromecast TV. Google is miffed by the fact that it is losing ad revenue from Fire TV which was the best selling streaming device in United States and India.
Amazon does not sell the Google Home smart speaker or its streaming device, Chromecast, because they directly compete with Amazon's own products, Amazon Echo and Amazon Fire TV Stick.