Amazon, the world's largest online retailer, does not stock Google products, including Google Chromecast, which competes with the Amazon Fire TV line, and Google Home, which competes with Amazon Echo.
"We've been trying to reach agreement with Amazon to give consumers access to each other's products and services", the spokeswoman said in a statement.
But now things have escalated and Google has blocked YouTube access on all Amazon Fire TV products as well as the company's Amazon Echo Show. Users will be unable to access a service that Amazon's devices had promised to deliver, while Amazon's refusal to even allow third-parties to sell certain Google products via its site makes it harder to find them at their lowest price. In the past few years, both have introduced multiple new home devices, including speakers and home-security products.
If you have an Apple TV or similar device, you can use the iOS app to stream content directly to your TV, whilst we wait for the native Apple TV Prime Video app. Prime Video has been available for some time on iPhones and iPads, however it had never been available on any of Apple's streaming TV boxes.
"Given this lack of reciprocity, we are no longer supporting YouTube on Echo Show and FireTV", the statement said.
When the media reached out to Google about its decision to forbid YouTube on Amazon Fire TV and Fire TV Stick, the latter's representatives stated the following reasons. Then, last month, Amazon pulled Nest's latest devices, including its cheaper thermostat, from its online store. Amazon kicked the Chromecast, Google's television player, off its retail website in 2015, along with Apple Inc's TV player. Amazon says it is disappointing to see Google selectively blocking access to an open website.
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