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Google is pulling YouTube off the Fire TV and Echo Show as feud with Amazon grows

By February 6, 2018No Comments

Amazon doesn’t carry products Chromecast and Google Home so Google is firing back by blocking YouTube content on Amazon echo show and Fire TV.

We just discussed increasing competition in the broadband/pay-TV space, but a huge caveat is the tech platforms (Facebook, Apple, Amazon, Netflix and Google) attempting to limit competition.

More YouTube news:
1) YouTube is about to go on a hiring binge to keep dicey videos off its platform

2) YouTube is launching its own take on Stories with a new video format called ‘Reels’

Michael Beach

Michael Beach is the Chief Executive Officer of Cross Screen Media, a media analytics and software company that enables marketers to plan, activate, and measure CTV and linear TV at the local level. Michael is also the founder and editor of State of the Screens, a weekly newsletter focused on video advertising that is a must-read for thought leaders in the advertising industry. He has appeared in such publications as PBS Frontline, The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, Axios, CNBC and Bloomberg, and on NPR’s Planet Money podcast.