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Amazon's Echo Show can no longer play YouTube videos

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Amazon’s Echo Show — the Alexa-powered device that displays videos as well as spouting friendly banter — is now showing quite a bit less than it used to thanks to Google.

Not so very long ago, you could watch YouTube’s entire library on the diminutive device, but if you try that today, you’ll get a terse statement from Alexa saying that, “Google is not supporting YouTube on Echo Show.”

There’s apparently a bit of a spat going on over Amazon’s use of the device and YouTube videos.

In a statement Google sent us regarding the removal, the company said:

“We’ve been in negotiations with Amazon for a long time, working towards an agreement that provides great experiences for customers on both platforms.

Amazon’s implementation of YouTube on the Echo Show violates our terms of service, creating a broken user experience.

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