Amazon Has Blocked Access To The Youtube App On Fire TV Sticks

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    Amazon has apparently not been able to come to terms with Google when it comes to the inclusion of the Youtube App on their devices like the Fire TV Stick. Today Amazon has blocked access to the app, and instead directs users to access the full web browser version of Youtube on their devices. Youtube had imposed a January 1st deadline which is when we expected to see either an agreement to be made or the app to be disabled. It seems that Amazon has decided to make the change earlier. This comes as a bit of a surprise as Amazon has just started selling Chromecast devices. As of today the Chromecast is no longer available on Amazon. Im not sure how productive this will be for Amazon as it just seems to cripple their devices. Hopefully they will be able to come to an agreement soon and re-enable the Youtube app on Fire devices.

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    if they did not block it, google was going to next week. could this be the sign of things to come without net neutrality.
     
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    Imho, if Amazon didn't have so much money from it's main shopping site and AWS, the other stuff they're doing would be massive failures and be discontinued by now. Amazon Prime Video is a nightmare to navigate through and the selection is poor, they don't put their apps on anything but their own devices or only on built-in smart TV apps, they clearly have a terrible UX team, and they just don't want to play nicely with other companies.
     
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    I totally agree about amazon prime - navigation is terrible. but, not sure what you mean by the app statement. I have amazon apps on my note 8.
     
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    Apologies, I was thinking more in terms of apps that allow content on the TV, like Prime Video not being on Apple TV or Chromecast. My LG smart TV has an app, luckily.
     
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    so the question is, is it amazons doing or apple/google's doing for not having an app. at the same time there could be licensing issues regarding drm that could prevent streaming on those services. for example, amazon and netflix only recently starting streaming through linux firefox "out of the box" because of drm licensing issues. as they say truth is like a three edged sword, your truth, my truth and the real truth.
     
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