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PSA: Amazon and Google punishing their customers - Google is blocking YouTube on Amazon's Echo Show and Fire TV

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Hopefully this will help some of you who has recently purchased or is planning to purchase an Amazon Echo Show or an Amazon Fire TV and that was planning to use the YouTube App on these devices.

In addition, it might bring some attention to the Amazon and Google feud that ultimately is punishing the customer and creating barriers to purchase and use their systems and Apps.

Engadget - Google is blocking YouTube on Amazon's Echo Show and Fire TV [engadget.com]

Verge - Google and Amazon are punishing their own customers in a bitter feud [theverge.com]

BBC - Google Amazon row leads to restricted YouTube access [bbc.com]

Guardian -
Google v Amazon: YouTube app pulled from Fire TV and Echo Show
[theguardian.com]
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Can I still cast you tube to my fire TV via my phone?
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Wrong forum.
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I saw the popup when I launched youtube yesterday on fire tv. Pathetic.
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So, when is the last time you used Facetime on your Android. The echo system war has been going on since the first PC. Get used to it.
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I hope it forces Amazon to allow casting of Amazon Prime Video to a Chromecast.
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So, when is the last time you used Facetime on your Android. The echo system war has been going on since the first PC. Get used to it.
I agree if it never worked from the beginning.
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So, when is the last time you used Facetime on your Android. The echo system war has been going on since the first PC. Get used to it.
Exactly. I have to imagine Amazon gives in though. The echo show with no Youtube... no go.
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This is why I got roku!
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Amazon started it, they're being really anti customer. Google is trying to fix it but this is the only way to force Amazon to not screw it's customers.
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Both are bad. memba google taking down Microsoft's youtube app on windows phone.
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thanks for posting this info got the msg on my TV as well and that's why resisted to buy any new Fire Tablets - this will seriously make me ditch FireTV and Amazon and looks like new FireTvs are now on sale $50 everywhere
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any alternative way to watch youtube on fire tv?
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any solution to watch youtube on fire tv? side load?
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