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    YouTube on Amazon devices feud escalates

    YouTube has decided to pull its service from both the Amazon Echo Show and the Fire TV.
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    Re: YouTube on Amazon devices feud escalates

    Technically Amazon could be pulled on anti-competitive practices by refusing to sell a competitors products on its open sales platform. Same way Google is being pulled up by putting its Shopping results at the top of the list instead of competitor shopping comparison sites.

    Amazon are being petty and Google are pretty justified. If the largest worldwide selling platform just decided to junk my product and not provide access to their services on my product which is a competitive solution then I would quite happily tell them to go stuff themselves.

    Removing Youtube is a good thing, two behemoths are going at loggerheads, shame it makes a worse solution for us as the consumer but it needs to be done. Amazon need to be taken down a notch.

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    Re: YouTube on Amazon devices feud escalates

    Tit for tat
    Having their cake and eating it

    what else we got...

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    Re: YouTube on Amazon devices feud escalates

    Slightly off topic but 'big corporations' pull this 'exclusivity' lark all the time then wonder why people resort to 'alternative' methods to get what they actually want on the devices they actually own...
    All this will do for amazon/google is bad PR for both or tech savvy people will resort to alternative options.

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    Re: YouTube on Amazon devices feud escalates

    Quote Originally Posted by LSG501 View Post
    Slightly off topic but 'big corporations' pull this 'exclusivity' lark all the time then wonder why people resort to 'alternative' methods to get what they actually want on the devices they actually own...
    All this will do for amazon/google is bad PR for both or tech savvy people will resort to alternative options.
    And PR for non-techies as well. People expect these features to be available and if they buy a device and something that EVERYONE expects to work, doesn't, then it's going to leave a very bad taste in the mouth, especially when they find out why.
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    Re: YouTube on Amazon devices feud escalates

    I saw this last night in bed. It will pretty much kill my fire stick for the one use I have for it.
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    Re: YouTube on Amazon devices feud escalates

    Quote Originally Posted by MLyons View Post
    I saw this last night in bed. It will pretty much kill my fire stick for the one use I have for it.
    This is why I have been avoiding amazon streaming products despite their enticing prices.

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    Re: YouTube on Amazon devices feud escalates

    you could watch youtube on firestick? Who knew? Never crossed my mind to try it...

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    Re: YouTube on Amazon devices feud escalates

    My tv comes with youtube installed on it.

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    Re: YouTube on Amazon devices feud escalates

    So... which one owns YouTube, again?
    Man, I don't even know what TV sticks do, really... I'd just connect up a small HTPC, if it were me.

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    Re: YouTube on Amazon devices feud escalates

    Quote Originally Posted by Ttaskmaster View Post
    So... which one owns YouTube, again?
    Man, I don't even know what TV sticks do, really... I'd just connect up a small HTPC, if it were me.
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    Re: YouTube on Amazon devices feud escalates

    Chromecast is the way forward. I do like my Roku 2 though!

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    Re: YouTube on Amazon devices feud escalates

    don't have any idea as well how TV sticks work? lol but i have YouTube on our PS3.

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    Re: YouTube on Amazon devices feud escalates

    Quote Originally Posted by kyliebae View Post
    don't have any idea as well how TV sticks work? lol but i have YouTube on our PS3.
    Its just a really small computer (bigger than a USB dongle, smaller than a Raspberry Pi) that plugs into your television. In the case of the chromecast, it has no interface and you have to connect via an app on your phone. Roku and Amazon Firestick both have a GUI and remote control.

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    Re: YouTube on Amazon devices feud escalates

    Quote Originally Posted by Biscuit View Post
    Tit for tat
    Having their cake and eating it

    what else we got...
    Sounds like Brexit, a lot of tits, spouting tat. Turns out BJ never had cake to begin with.

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    Re: YouTube on Amazon devices feud escalates

    Quote Originally Posted by MLyons View Post
    HTPC is much harder to fit behind a TV and harder to convince a family member to use instead of a £30 stick with a few buttons
    Can TV stick also internet and game and stream from my PC or play video files that the "Smart" TV doesn't otherwise recognise?
    Plus, if she breaks it I can probably fix it...

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