Google blocks YouTube access from Amazon's streaming devices

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"We've been trying to reach agreement with Amazon to give consumers access to each other's products and services", reads Google's statement.

Separately, Google has pulled support for its YouTube video service from Amazon's Fire TV and Echo Show devices in the latest phase of an escalating war between the two online giants. In its own statement, Seattle-based Amazon said its gadgets now send users to the YouTube website, and the company hopes to resolve the dispute as soon as possible.

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Customers can also utilize the Roastery app to view digital menus and learn about Starbucks' various brewing methods. The store is able to hold 1,000 to 1,200 customers at a time and has around 500 chairs on the site.

REUTER/Peter HobsonThe Amazon Echo, a voice-controlled virtual assistant, is seen at its product launch for Britain and Germany in London, Britain, September 14, 2016. They also both offer corporate cloud-computing services, a market where Amazon leads by a wide margin. On the other hand, Fire TV owners will lose out on the popular, essential video streaming app starting January 1, 2018.

Amazon Prime Video is part of the Amazon Prime membership, now available for $10.99 or £7.99/month. 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. Then, last month, Amazon pulled Nest's latest devices, including its cheaper thermostat, from its online store.

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Amazon stopped retailing Google's Chromecast and Nexus Player products two years ago - alongside withdrawal of Apple's Apple TV product. Currently, Apple's original content consists of shows such as Carpool Karaoke and the inane reality TV competition Planet of the Apps, which pales in comparison to the kind of award-winning programming Netflix and Amazon have been developing, such as Stranger Things and Transparent. The Chromecast streaming product was removed from Amazon.com in 2015.

Amazon quickly responded to the move calling it a "disappointing precedent" on Google's part to selectively block customer access to an open website.

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