YouTube app has been removed from Amazon’s Fire TV devices four days
earlier than expected, as a dispute between Amazon and Google continues.
Fire TV devices now encourage people to use the YouTube website in a web browser instead.
t:Google had warned it would remove the t:YouTube app from Fire TV devices on 1 January.
It said the two companies had not reached an agreement to provide access to each other’s services.
in December, Google said: “Amazon doesn’t carry Google products like
Chromecast and Google Home, doesn’t make Prime Video available for
Google Cast users, and last month stopped selling some of Nest’s latest
“Given this lack of reciprocity, we are no longer
supporting YouTube on Echo Show and Fire TV. We hope we can reach an
agreement to resolve these issues soon.”
On Friday, t:Amazon said in
a statement: “YouTube and millions of other websites are accessible by
using a web browser like Firefox or Silk on Fire TV.”