This isn’t the first time that we’re hearing something like this. It has been reported yet again that Amazon might be developing a YouTube competitor. The timing of this report is no coincidence given the recent troubles between Amazon and Google over YouTube on the Echo Show. Two new trademark requests filed by Amazon have been spotted which suggest that the company might be working on a YouTube rival.


YouTube is the world’s largest online video website. There are competitors but YouTube is in a league of its own. Even if Amazon does go ahead with this, it won’t be easy to overtake YouTube right out the gate.

Amazon has filed two trademark requests with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office for “Amazontube” and “Opentube.” If the name itself isn’t a good indication, the description describes them as services that provide “non-downloadable pre-recorded audio, visual and audiovisual works via wireless networks.”

One might be concerned that the name could invite legal trouble for Amazon but if this service is ever supposed to see the light of day, perhaps Amazon might go with a different moniker for its YouTube rival.

The description makes it sound like this is going to be a proper YouTube competitor. The mere application for a trademark isn’t enough evidence to be completely sure that this is going to happen, though. Amazon hasn’t said anything about its plans to launch a YouTube rival so far.

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