AmazonTube is Amazon’s Answer to Google Pulling Out YouTube from Echo Show and Spot

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With Google and Amazon nonetheless unable to kind out their variations, YouTube stays unavailable on Echo Present and Spot, and may turn into off limits on Fireplace TV from subsequent month. Nonetheless, if a brand new patent utility filed with the USPTO (United States Patent and Trademark Workplace) is something to go by, the Seattle-based e-commerce big might be gearing as much as launch a attainable YouTube competitor by submitting for a trademark on “AmazonTube”.

The applying, filed earlier this week, describes a streaming service that may present “non-downloadable pre-recorded audio, visible and audiovisual works by way of wi-fi networks on a wide range of subjects of basic curiosity”. It additionally talks about “offering motion pictures and different audiovisual content material … by way of a video-on-demand service”.

AmazonTube is Amazon's Answer to Google Pulling Out YouTube from Echo Show and Look

Some experiences appear to recommend that Amazon has additionally filed for a trademark on ‘OpenTube’, though we couldn’t independently confirm that. Nonetheless, given how the corporate is already believed to have registered the domains, and, it gained’t be a complete bolt from the blue if that’s certainly the case.

Whereas it’s tough to establish whether or not Amazon is planning to introduce a real YouTube competitor within the not-so-distant-future, it gained’t be an enormous shock if that’s certainly the case, on condition that relations between the 2 American tech giants are at an all time low with all of the unseemly bickering over get their respective companies and devices out there on every others’ platforms.

As talked about earlier, YouTube is at present unavailable on Amazon’s Echo Present and Look, and Prime Video is unavailable on Google Forged. Amazon had additionally stopped promoting Google’s good devices on its website, together with Chromecast, Google House and Nest thermostats, though, these merchandise have since been re-listed to the location. Google has additionally threatened to drag YouTube from Amazon’s Fireplace TV, though the 2 corporations have since mentioned that they’re attempting to kind out their variations amicably.

With on-demand video streaming companies changing into more and more in style with each passing yr, the battle between the likes of Netflix, YouTube, Amazon Prime, Hulu and so forth. is barely getting larger. It will likely be fascinating to see if Amazon will add one other service to the combination if solely to stir issues up a bit.