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Pulled up YouTube on my FireTV today and got a lovely little warning that YouTube will no longer be available come January 1st.

Well that is no good.
Here is to hoping Santa was listening when I said I want an XBOX ONE S.


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get a chromecast and plug into your alternate HDMI port



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I saw this as well. I wonder why they no longer will be supporting it.


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I saw this as well. I wonder why they no longer will be supporting it.


http://www.independent.co.uk/l...panies-a8095446.html

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Google is yanking YouTube from some Amazon products after the companies have become engaged in a bitter tow.

The two technology giants have publicly fallen out over whether or not the YouTube app should be able to appear on Amazon's smart Echo Show, which is like its smart cylinders but includes a screen. Now, as a result, Google has said that it will also take YouTube from Amazon's popular Fire TV streaming devices.

Doing so deprives Amazon of one of the most popular video services in the world, which is supported on all of its rivals. But YouTube also misses out on views from the very popular streaming devices – a sign of how bitter the feud has become.


More at the link above.




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I guess I don't really need to have youtube on every damn screen in my house. I'll just not watch youtube as much.


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These companies - how immature are the execs to pull this shit. Let the market decide who's better and which product to buy. They pull this kind of crap and it's really the consumers that get impacted and just ends up with us getting pissed at both companies.




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get a chromecast and plug into your alternate HDMI port


$85 for a 4K capable player with wired Ethernet.

I'll pay $90 more for an XBOX that also plays 4K BluRays, and works as an OTA DVR, and one can play games if one is into that sort of thing.


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Eff me. I just bought my 2 boys their first tablet for Christmas, Amazon Fire Tablet. The only thing they watch is music videos on youtube. This is no longer supported?
 
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Eff me. I just bought my 2 boys their first tablet for Christmas, Amazon Fire Tablet. The only thing they watch is music videos on youtube. This is no longer supported?


Probably not.



 
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Eff me. I just bought my 2 boys their first tablet for Christmas, Amazon Fire Tablet. The only thing they watch is music videos on youtube. This is no longer supported?


If not opened return them and make sure they know why.

Maybe they will change their tune in this little pissing contest if enough people grip and switch platforms.


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Yeah my kid watches a lot of stuff on you tube on his kindle. So do I actually, lots of gun videos and video game stuff. I may have to retire the kindle.


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These companies - how immature are the execs to pull this shit. Let the market decide who's better and which product to buy. They pull this kind of crap and it's really the consumers that get impacted and just ends up with us getting pissed at both companies.


That's not it at all. Google is more than happy to share its products with competitors--Google and Apple play nice most of the time and it works out well for both companies: Apple gets hardware sales, Google gets content delivery.

The problem with the Amazon and Google thing is that Amazon's Echo Show device does not allow user engagement with YouTube videos. You can't subscribe or thumbs up with the Echo Show. Without the user engagement, Google doesn't get the content and ad delivery experience that it is selling.

Google doesn't care who shows YouTube videos, but if you want Google's free content to play on your devices, you've got to play nice with the way they package it.
 
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Something tells me when currently owned Amazon devices update after 1 Jan 2018, the YouTube option will be removed. Wink







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I like Amazon, but this is an example of why we own no Amazon devices.




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Go to Amazon and do a search for Chromecast. A Fire Stick comes up as the first choice. No actual Chromecast. I think this is Google's fuck you to Amazon.
 
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Eff me. I just bought my 2 boys their first tablet for Christmas, Amazon Fire Tablet. The only thing they watch is music videos on youtube. This is no longer supported?


You should still be able to use a browser and go to youtub, but maby not download a youtub app
 
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Can you side load Google's youtube app to the fire tv stick? The app that is on there right now isn't the Google android app but Amazon's proprietary app.
 
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Go to Amazon and do a search for Chromecast. A Fire Stick comes up as the first choice. No actual Chromecast. I think this is Google's fuck you to Amazon.


Yep. Google is finally tired of Amazon's shit and is taking steps to retaliate. It's understandable from my pov. Amazon has been acting like this for a while now and google is finally fed up.
 
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