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BOOM! Google to Pull YouTube from Fire TV

If you’ve got an Amazon Fire TV, your days of watching YouTube on it, may be coming to an end.

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Google and Amazon have declared war on each other. If they can’t reach a settlement soon, the main casualties will be Fire TV owners. Google has announced that its cutting YouTube access for Amazon Fire TV devices on Jan. 1, a Google spokeswoman said on Tuesday.

“We’ve been trying to reach agreement with Amazon to give consumers access to each other’s products and services, but Amazon doesn’t carry Google products like Chromecast and Google Home, doesn’t make Prime Video available for Google Cast users, and last month stopped selling some of Nest’s latest products.

Given this lack of reciprocity, we are no longer supporting YouTube on Echo Show and FireTV. We hope we can reach an agreement to resolve these issues soon.”

Wow. This could get ugly fast. Are you a Fire TV owner? Share your thoughts in the comments below:

  • Loren Kruse

    I’ll just use the Amazon Silk browser to access Youtube.com 😉

    • If Google is serious, and it seems they are based on the spokeperson’s comments, they can easily block all traffic coming from that browser. Hopefully they can work this out. Amazon is taking a big PR hit on this one.