YouTube TV Rolling Out Everywhere…Except Amazon

Old grudges die hard. Such is the case between Amazon and YouTube. After heavy promotion during the recent World Series, YouTube is looking to launch on a litany of platforms.

Noticeably absent from that list? Amazon.

This drama dates back over two years ago when in October of 2015, Amazon informed customers that they would not be selling Google Chromecast (or Apple TV’s, which has since changed).

At the time, Amazon insisted,

“It’s important that the streaming media players we sell interact well with Prime Video in order to avoid customer confusion.”

Since the “confusion” has been sorted out, Amazon’s Fire device have earned the spot of second-best selling OTT boxes in America. Covering 24% of the market, Amazon trails the number one position help by Roku, who controls 37%.

This past April, YouTube slowly rolled out their live television service on mobile-only platforms.

The only way to watch it on an actual TV is to connect the signal from a mobile device to a Google Chromecast.

Slowly, YouTube TV became available on the following smart TVs:

  • Nvidia Shield TV
  • Sony Smart TV
  • Anroid TV
  • Samsung Smart TV
  • LG Smart TV

Now that the World Series is a wrap,  YouTube TV is ready for their next ventures, which are launches on:

  • Apple TV
  • X Box One
  • Roku
  • Multiple Other Devices

As of right now, YouTube has not released a statement as to why Amazon and their Fire based products are not accounted for on this list.



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