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    YouTube returns to the Amazon Echo Show

    Google removed the device App's ability to show YouTube content back in September.
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    Re: YouTube returns to the Amazon Echo Show

    Google is likely happy that pre-roll ads now work on the Amazon Echo Show, as that was another thing that Amazon's app 'broke'.
    Call me cynical but I suspect that - as a business that relies on pushing advertising as its main revenue stream - this was precisely why Google didn't like the Amazon device.
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    Re: YouTube returns to the Amazon Echo Show

    Google is now a DICTATORSHIP AND A SPYWARE RIDDEN APPLICATION

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    Re: YouTube returns to the Amazon Echo Show

    Quote Originally Posted by tomthum View Post
    Google is now a DICTATORSHIP AND A SPYWARE RIDDEN APPLICATION
    Dont you just love conspiracy theories!

    No, its a business - dictatorships are usually associated with a national state.

    And if you dont use any google product or application, 'it' cant spy on you.
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    Re: YouTube returns to the Amazon Echo Show

    I'm trying to get away from Google products as they've gone too far a few times and their treatment of their staff for "wrongthink" along with their abilities is all getting just a little too Orwellian for me. Especially given it is a private company and therefore is not bound by law to handle that data properly in the same way as a government (there are laws but they're frankly ancient relative to what's happening these days with big data). Why does Facebook practically beg you to share your photos? It wants that juicy metadata - where you've been (geotagging), what make and model of camera you've got or mobile phone so they can work out if it's perhaps coming up to time for a new one and target ads accordingly and then on top of that looking at who else was there by looking at the faces and so on and so forth.

    Also, these companies make their profit through advertising so if Amazon wants to remove the adverts from videos, it's basically taking the service without payment. In this case the payment is exposing yourself to a few seconds of annoyance. If you're me, if the advert is too annoying then you add the company to an ever growing list of people I won't buy from. Just because I like to do whatever the system doesn't like me to do.

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