Is Google Penalizing Amazon for creating a real challenger to Google Assistant? Amazon's virtual helper Alexa was a breakout star for 2017, and has been discovered alongside Google Assistant in handsets such as the HTC U11 along with also the Huawei Mate 9. As a result of its integration with Amazon, buying Alexa is a cinch. Despite Google's motive, yesterday at approximately 3pm EDT, Google pulled YouTube support in the Amazon Echo Show. The latter is that the smart speaker made by Amazon which has a 7-inch display.
Amazon, as you might expect, was rather mad at the circumstance. In a statement, the company that invented the intelligent speaker, stated that Google eliminated its streaming video service from the Echo Show with no warning or explanation for owners of this device. Amazon added that There is no technical reason for that decision, which is disappointing and hurts both of our customers.
For its part, Google reported that Amazon's use of YouTube on the Amazon Echo Show "violates our terms of service, creating a broken user experience. We hope to be able to reach an agreement and resolve these issues soon. If Alexa's success had nothing to do with Google's actions, what could have put off Google? There's some speculation that Google was not pleased that the Echo Show didn't provide two features which can be found on other implementations of YouTube. Those two are autoplay along with the capacity to subscribe to channels.
Google made a change today at around 3 PM. As of this afternoon, Google has chosen to no longer make YouTube available on Echo Show, without explanation and without notification to customers. There is no technical reason for that decision, which is disappointing and hurts both of our customers. -Amazon
We've been in negotiations with Amazon for a long time, working towards an agreement that provides great experiences for customers on both platforms. Amazon's implementation of YouTube on the Echo Show violates our terms of service, creating a broken user experience. We hope to be able to reach an agreement and resolve these issues soon. -Google
Considering that the Echo Show provided video information briefs, Amazon Video flows, along with YouTube, the latter will probably be sorely missed by Echo Show owners. Therefore it says right here that Amazon and Google will shake hands, solve their differences, also YouTube can go back to the very first intelligent speaker to incorporate a display. And we would not be surprised to find this occur quite soon. Until then, these sporting that the apparatus is going to be given a message which reads Currently, Google is not supporting YouTube on Echo Show whenever they attempt to get the video streamer.