Apple's move comes a day after rival Google yanked its YouTube network (effective January 1) from Amazon's FireTV platform in what it says was retaliation for the e-tailer not stocking some Google-branded products.
On Tuesday, Googlesaid it would remove access to YouTube from Amazon's Echo Show immediately and to Fire and Fire TV devices by the end of the years in response to Amazon's refusal to sell Google's Chromecast, Google Home and Nest devices.
The rivalry among leading brands has been helping other players to strive in the market. Amazon's decision of not selling the Google Chromecast and Apple TV (both of which have dedicated YouTube apps) has further strained the relation between Google and Amazon.
That latter stipulation has been frequently criticised by streaming services, including music platforms like Spotify, because Apple's cut from the subscription would take away those companies' entire (best case scenario) profit margin.
Google admitted that the move was retaliatory. If they manage to reach an agreement chances are you will still get to watch YouTube on Amazon devices after December 31st. You're paying for the experience - in particular, integration and syncing with other Apple gadgets. You can't get access to Sky's 4K sports coverage (although that holds true on any platform save Sky Q), and although there is a Now TV app, this only provides access to Sports via day passes. Six buttons are arranged in the centre of the remote's body providing quick access to core functions such as Siri voice commands, volume and play/pause, while a clickable, swipeable touchpad tops the remote.
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