Google said it is pulling YouTube from some Amazon.com Inc. devices in retaliation for Amazon refusing to sell many Google products, escalating a battle between two tech titans as their businesses increasingly overlap.
"Given this lack of reciprocity". When Google first pulled YouTube from the Echo Show, Amazon got some measure of revenge by no longer selling the Nest E Thermostat, Nest's Camera IQ, and the Nest Secure alarm system.
Amazon responded in a statement, "Google is setting a disappointing precedent by selectively blocking customer access to an open website".
YouTube has stopped working on the Amazon Echo show speaker starting today.
The dispute between Amazon and Google mirrors the face-offs that occasionally crop up between pay-TV providers and TV networks when it comes time to re-negotiate their deals.
On Tuesday, Google, which is owned by the conglomerate Alphabet Inc, announced it would block its video platform YouTube from being used as an app on two different Amazon devices. This shows that Google wants to impose its own rules on how YouTube is rendered on Amazon's devices, but that doesn't seem to imply that Google is seeking control.More news: The Best Places to Work in Travel and Tourism
Both parties have said that they hope the matter will be resolved soon, but neither looks likely to budge.
According to a Google spokesperson who shared a statement with CNET, Google has been "trying to reach agreement with Amazon to give consumers access to each other's products and services".
The move is the latest in the ongoing clash between Google and Amazon over their respective streaming media services.
Doing so deprives Amazon of one of the most popular video services in the world, which is supported on all of its rivals.
Amazon has also previously stopped selling several Google hardware devices including audio streaming products and Nest smart home products.
YouTube blocked the Echo Show's work-around effective December 5.