Amazon and Google are deeply embroiled in a feud and as a result YouTube will be pulled from the Echo Show again today.
The feud is set to grow as Amazon customers who own an Fire TV will start seeing a notification today warning them that the service will be unavailable as of January 1st, 2018.
Three months ago, YouTube pulled its programming from Amazon’s Echo Show device, Amazon retaliated shortly after by pulling the Nest E Thermostat, Nest’s Camera IQ, and the Nest Secure alarm system from sale on their platform.
In a statement Google says “We’ve been trying to reach agreement with Amazon to give consumers access to each other’s products and services. But 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 products. Given this lack of reciprocity, we are no longer supporting YouTube on Echo Show and FireTV. We hope we can reach an agreement to resolve these issues soon.”
Two weeks ago, Amazon got YouTube back on the Echo Show by simply directing users to the web version, a workaround that left a lot to be desired. But even that version won’t be available after today.