Google Inc. said it would pull out YouTube from two Amazon devices on December 5. Moreover, the search engine giant criticized the e-retailer for not putting Google hardware for sale on its website.
Amazon and Google have been competing against each other in many areas like cloud computing, voice-controlled gadgets such as Amazon Echo Show and Google Home.
Many experts outlined that the interaction with computers through voice is expected to grow in future. No tech giant has ever dominated the voice-controlled gadgets space. Hence, stakes are high to dominate the space.
According to the data from research firm eMarketer, Amazon’s voice-controlled devices have been outsold Google’s devices.
Google said in a statement, “Amazon doesn’t carry Google products like Chromecast and Google Home, doesn’t make (its) Prime Video available for Google Cast users, and last month stopped selling some of (our sister company) Nest’s latest products.”
As Amazon is not reciprocating, Google pulled out YouTube from Echo Show and Fire TV.
Amazon said in a statement, “Google is setting a disappointing precedent by selectively blocking customer access to an open website.”
Both companies should reach at an agreement and resolve these issues to avoid inconvenience to consumers.