Technology Amazon to Sell Google Chromecast After Echos Lose YouTube

06:42  15 december  2017
06:42  15 december  2017 Source:   bloomberg.com

Google pulls YouTube from Amazon devices, escalating spat

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Amazon .com Inc. said it will start selling Google Chromecast gadgets again, extending an olive branch after the two internet giants clashed over the availability of their Retail giant to also resume sales of Apple TV after two years. Google blocked YouTube support from Amazon devices this month.

SAN FRANCISCO, Dec 15 — Amazon .com Inc. said it will start selling Google Chromecast gadgets again, extending an olive branch after the two internet giants clashed over When it pulled YouTube , Alphabet Inc’s Google cited the removal of the Chromecast from Amazon ’s website as the reason.

The Google Inc. Chromecast device is arranged for a photograph during a Google Inc. event in San Francisco, California, U.S., on Tuesday, Sept. 29, 2015.: Amazon to Sell Google Chromecast After Echos Lose YouTube© Bloomberg/Bloomberg Amazon to Sell Google Chromecast After Echos Lose YouTube (Bloomberg) -- Amazon.com Inc. said it will start selling Google Chromecast gadgets again, extending an olive branch after the two internet giants clashed over the availability of their products on each other’s services.

An Amazon spokeswoman said on Thursday the standard Google Chromecast video streaming stick, along with the Ultra model that can stream 4K video, will return to Amazon’s online store.

Amazon began promoting Chromecasts on its website, though they were listed as "currently unavailable" on Thursday afternoon. Amazon also said it would begin selling both Apple TV models, the 2015 model as well as the recent 4K version. Amazon stopped selling Apple TV and Chromecast devices two years ago. The spokeswoman wouldn’t say when sales will start.

Amazon Prime Video comes to Apple TV, finally

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Amazon .com Inc. said it will start selling Google Chromecast gadgets again, extending The world’s largest online retailer reversed course on Thursday after Google recently blocked YouTube viewing on the Fire TV and Echo Show, two Amazon devices where watching video are popular features.

In September, Google stopped YouTube playing on the Amazon Echo Show . Amazon declined to comment on whether it will now sell Google Home speakers and resume sales of new Nest devices along with Chromecast gadgets.

The world’s largest online retailer reversed course on Thursday after Google recently blocked YouTube viewing on the Fire TV and Echo Show, two Amazon devices where watching video are popular features.

"We are in productive discussions with Amazon to reach an agreement for the benefit of our mutual customers," a Google spokeswoman said in an emailed statement.

When it pulled YouTube, Alphabet Inc.’s Google cited the removal of the Chromecast from Amazon’s website as the reason. It also said Amazon wasn’t selling Google Home connected speakers, had stopped selling some Nest devices and hadn’t made the Amazon Prime Video streaming service available on Chromecasts.

“We’ve been trying to reach agreement with Amazon to give consumers access to each other’s products and services," Google said at the time. Amazon responded by saying Google was "setting a disappointing precedent by selectively blocking customer access to an open website.”

Amazon and Google are fighting, and that means consumers lose

  Amazon and Google are fighting, and that means consumers lose Amazon Prime Video may finally be on Apple TV, but another feud means YouTube is no longer on Echo Show or Fire TV.Google on Tuesday said it would pull its YouTube apps from Amazon's Fire TV and Alexa-powered Echo Show starting next month. Why? Google pointed a finger at Amazon, which hasn't been selling some products from Google and Nest, which is also owned by Google's parent company. Amazon also doesn't allow Google products to have access to its Prime Video streaming service, the statement said.

Amazon reversed course on Thursday after Google recently blocked YouTube viewing on Fire TV and Echo Show, two Amazon devices where watching video are popular features. San Francisco: Amazon .com Inc. said it will start selling Google Chromecast gadgets again, extending an olive

Amazon .com Inc. said it will start selling Google Chromecast gadgets again, extending an olive branch after the two internet giants clashed over the availability of their Retail giant to also resume sales of Apple TV after two years. Google blocked YouTube support from Amazon devices this month.

This is the latest fracas between the world’s largest internet companies. Each began in their own corner of the web, but all have expanded into one another’s turf in recent years. That’s when claims of putting users first are sometimes cast aside in favor of strategy changes that damage rivals and benefit corporate bottom lines.

Access to YouTube on the Echo Show speaker with a screen was blocked Dec. 5, while Google has said it planned to end YouTube support for the Fire TV set-top-box Jan. 1. Google has yet to respond to Amazon resuming Chromecast sales. It’s currently unclear if the change will push Google to resume YouTube support on Amazon’s devices.

Amazon declined to comment on whether it will now sell Google Home speakers and resume sales of new Nest devices along with Chromecast gadgets. CNET reported Amazon’s decision earlier.

The move to resume Apple TV sales follows Amazon launching a version of its Prime Video application for Apple TV users earlier this month.

Firefox is now available on Amazon’s Fire TV, and it can access YouTube .
Amid Amazon and Google’s bitter and self-defeating feud over the right to stream videos from YouTube, Mozilla today announced that its Firefox browser is now available on Fire TV devices. The Firefox team, which just released the fastest ever version of the browser back in November, doesn’t explicitly say in the blog post announcing the news that you can use Firefox to access YouTube. But the company does write that, “Once installed, you can launch popular video websites, like YouTube, load any website address, and search the web for videos to play full screen on the Amazon Fire TV and Fire TV Stick.

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