Google to Block YouTube on Amazon Devices

Google to Block YouTube on Amazon Devices

Google to Block YouTube on Amazon Devices

The problem in the past several years is that Apple TV has been more expensive than the competition while being stuck in the 1080p world and lacking access to a key streaming service - Amazon Prime Video.

The Prime Video app for the Apple TV supports numerous Apple TV features, this included Siri and the TV app, this allows you to search for videos on Prime from the main TV interface.

Also available is Thursday Night Football live on Apple TV 4K and Apple TV while Amazon's library of 4K high dynamic range (HDR) titles are also available on Apple TV 4K.

While Google and Amazon continue to bicker back and forth about which company's services will be available for what platforms, it seems as though Apple has its act together, with Amazon Prime Video now available on the Apple TV.

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Nevertheless, the inclusion of Amazon Prime Video app in Apple TV will help strengthen ties between the two tech giants. Fire TV's remote also lacks volume controls, something that's becoming standard on streaming devices.

The decision to block YouTube is retaliation for Amazon's refusal to sell some Google products that compete with Amazon gadgets. This is accessed via the Movies, TV and Music apps on the Apple TV 4K's homepage. Amazon called it a "disappointing precedent" and said it hoped to resolve the dispute with Google as soon as possible. That includes Google's Chromecast, a streaming device that's cheap but slightly tricky to use, since you have to start the video on your iPhone or Android phone and then switch the stream to the TV. First of all, although we are not investment analysts by any means, it makes for interesting viewing to look at the comparative five-year market summaries for Amazon vs. Google. Although that doesn't explain why Amazon has also pulled those Nest products.

Amazon Fire TV is based on the open-source version of the Android platform and does not provide access to the Google store.

Google pulled YouTube from the Echo Show in September, saying that the way Amazon had implemented YouTube didn't comply with Google's terms of service. The more Apple TVs the company gets into living rooms, the more people are likely to rent or buy movies and TV shows, or buy an app to play on their TV. As of time of writing, the product was not listed on Amazon.

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