YouTube app removed from Amazon Fire devices

Resham Gupta
Last Updated: Dec 30 2017 19:38

TECHNOLOGY- The YouTube app has been removed from all Amazon's Fire TV devices, as a result of the dispute between Amazon and Google.

Fire TV users will now have to use the YouTube website in a web browser.

Earlier 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 products.

"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."

Removal of YouTube app has come earlier than the January 1 timeline announced by Google.