2018 has arrived and this means that Google’s decision to ban Youtube videos on Amazon device has settled in. Starting the 1st of January devices such as Amazon Echo and Fire TV no longer support YouTube and Google declared that they have tried to reach an agreement to Amazon, but to no avail.
How could this happen?
Apparently, the feud between Google and Amazon has reached sky level. Both parts accuse each other of lack of fair play.
Google declared that Amazon does not carry Google products such as Chromecast and Google Home and they do not make Prime Video available to Google Cast users. Therefore, Google decided to no longer support YouTube on Echo Show and Fire TV. The company declared that they want to renegotiate terms and reach an agreement.
Amazon declared that Google is setting a precedent with the decision of blocking customer access to an open website. The company also explained that Amazon devices such as Echo Show and Fire TV display standard web view of YouTube and even point the customers towards the YouTube website.
How to play YouTube videos on Amazon devices
Despite the altercation between Amazon and Google, those who own Amazon devices can still play YouTube videos. To do so, it is necessary for them to go to Firefox or Silk browsers and load the YouTube app. This should do the trick.
Unfortunately, there is no other solution. Amazon device users who want to watch YouTube videos have to make this extra step and use one of the two mentioned browsers.
The two tech giants will come to terms soon enough and it is obvious since Amazon started selling Chromecast online since December 2017. Amazon also sells Apple TV for those interested.
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