Google decided to cut the Amazon Echo Show’s access to YouTube back in September. The Echo Show is the first Alexa-powered device from Amazon that comes with its own display. This enables the device to more than what you can do with any other Echo device. It was possible to view YouTube videos on it previously until Google decided to yank support. Amazon Echo Show owners will be delighted to find out that YouTube is now back on the Echo Show.
Amazon had confirmed back then that Google decided to make YouTube unavailable on Echo Show “without explanation and without notification to customers.” Google said in its statement that it has been in negotiations with Amazon for a long time to fix the YouTube user experience on the Echo Show.
“Amazon’s implementation of YouTube on the Echo Show violates our terms of service, creating a broken user experience,” the company said.
The two appear to have worked out an arrangement as it’s now possible to stream YouTube videos on the Echo Show. That’s not all. Amazon has also added support for two other video streaming services, Vimeo and Dailymotion.
YouTube on Amazon Echo Show now has a new user interface which is similar to the UI that those of you who use YouTube on a tablet or computer will already be familiar with.