Amazon Claims Google Pulls YouTube from Its Echo Show

Google Home Max tipped to better battle Echo

The main selling point of the new Echo Show is of course its handsome screen.

The Echo Show, which was launched in the U.S. at the end of June this year, was capable of playing videos from YouTube, but did not provide all of the video streaming service's features, such as video recommendations or the ability to subscribe to channels.

The new Fire TV is available for pre-order today and is slated to start shipping to United States customers on October 25. However it has a built-in ZigBee smart hub for controlling your home. "This $149 United States dollars device is larger than the rest of the Echo speaker family, measuring 9.3" x 3.3" x 3.3". Amazon claims that Google has pulled the YouTube platform off the Echo Show while Google insists that its terms of service on "user experience" have been violated.

Just say, "Alexa, discover my devices", and the Echo Plus will connect to compatible lights, plugs and other devices. The Echo Spot comes with a price tag of $129 and will go on sale starting December. All new Echoes feature Amazon's Alexa voice assistant. Notably, it also launches alongside Echo Connect, a $35 device that'll allow for Echos to connect to a landline and be used to make phone calls. The e-commerce giant has also unveiled a new Fire TV device with 4K Ultra HD, High Dynamic Range. Ask Alexa to play you a music video from YouTube and you will get this stern response in return: "Currently, Google is not supporting YouTube on Echo Show". Google's Google Home speaker costs $130, though Apple's upcoming smart speaker, HomePod, has not even hit the market yet. I just don't imagine how many Echo Show customers are frustrated right now.

Like other Fire TV units, you'll have access to Netflix, Hulu, ESPN apps, Playstation Vue, Sling TV, DIRECTV NOW, Amazon Video, and the rest of your favorite services.

Limp said in the three years since the company launched the Echo and Alexa in the USA, the firm had learned "voice and the ambient voice experience in the home is going to be ubiquitous".