In a bold strike against Amazon, Google earlier today pulled support for its YouTube app from both the Amazon Echo Show and the Fire TV. If this all sounds familiar, it's because we previously went down a similar road this past September. Back then, Google explained that the Echo Show's implementation of YouTube lacked integral features and created a broken experience for users.
Amazon said there was "no technical reason" for Google's decision, while Google says that Amazon's implementation of YouTube on the Echo Show violates its terms of service.
As of today, Google has removed YouTube support for the Amazon Echo Show. Asking the device to play a YouTube video reports that YouTube isn't supported.
A couple of weeks ago, YouTube reappeared on the Amazon Echo Show and while it wasn’t quite as nice as the version that got pulled by Google, it was still YouTube working on the Echo Show [...]
YouTube pulled a no-show on Amazon’s Echo Show today. Google pulled the video service from the smart speaker this afternoon, a move Amazon doesn’t seem too happy about. Echo Show owners weren’t given any advance warning previous to ...