Google has pulled the YouTube app from the Amazon Echo Show

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Regardless of Google's motive, yesterday at around 3pm EDT, Google pulled YouTube support from the Amazon Echo Show.

Amazon also announced a new array of voice-powered devices, including an Echo Connect speaker phone for $35 that connects to a user's home phone and Amazon Buttons, which are used for playing games, and will be sold for $20 each.

For its part Google said it hoped the draconian action would be a temporary measure, writing: "Amazon's implementation of YouTube on the Echo Show violates our terms of service, creating a broken user experience".

Alexa has been made available in the Amazon Music app.

Well, Amazon is right on two counts here: Google didn't notify customers, and there are no technical reasons why YouTube videos can't play on the Echo Show.

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Owners of Amazon 's Echo Show device found themselves cut off from their favorite YouTube videos Tuesday, with the device instead telling them that Google was "currently not supporting" the video service on the device. And from there, it brought out the star of the show: a completely updated Echo speaker with a dedicated woofer and tweeter.

Whatever the case may be, users will most likely be without YouTube video service for a while.

Since launching the Amazon Echo in the United Kingdom previous year, the company and Alexa have become market leaders in the smart home and virtual assistant market, with Alexa also now enabled on Amazon's Fire TV streaming products, tablets and mobile Music app. It will resolve these issues soon.

"Tens of millions of songs are now at the tip of your tongue as well as the tips of your fingers - wherever you go", Amazon wrote in a news release. While Google and Amazon are active competitors in several domains, their most heated rivalry is the one between the Google Home and Amazon Echo.

The online retail giant is expected to hold a news conference at one of the company's new buildings at its headquarters downtown. It's no big secret that Google is very particular about how other companies display YouTube on their apps or devices and their terms of service on its API is extensive on that matter.

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