"We hope we can reach an agreement to resolve these issues soon", the Google statement added. The device has reportedly been codenamed "Manhattan" and will offer Google Assistant, Google Photos, YouTube and video calling as well as acting as a smart hub. In 2016, YouTube's viewership on TV screens grew 90% compared to 2015, according to the Google-owned company. YouTube will be removed from the Echo Show immediately, and on January 1 2018, the same will be done for Amazon Fire TV. Rather than work with Google to build versions of its apps that work on Amazon's devices, Amazon has been trying to do it itself, resulting in a service without all YouTube's features and also likely affecting Google's ability to collect ad revenue. Previously, Apple TV owners would need to stream Prime Video from a separate device, such as Amazon's Fire TV. YouTube released a statement about its action, and made it clear that Amazon's lack of support for Nest, Chromecast and other Google related products and services was behind its decision to once again block YouTube from the Amazon Echo Show.
Google's own Home smart speaker is a direct rival to Amazon's Echo line of products.
Originally, Google pulled YouTube from Amazon's Echo Show device, citing that it gave users a "broken experience" of the search giant's platform.
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Google said it is pulling YouTube from some Amazon.com Inc. devices in retaliation for Amazon refusing to sell many Google products, escalating a battle between two tech titans as their businesses increasingly overlap.
Google and Amazon have been in discussions for a long time to try and have a more mutually beneficial relationship, but it sounds like it hasn't been going well.
At the launch of the original Echo in the United Kingdom, we were told that when it came to Google, the 'door is always open';, but it seems that both parties are refusing to compromise.
Of course, Google is taking this quite personally and has blocked Amazon from implementing Alexa commands into its YouTube app due to a violation to the Ts & Cs.