Amazon To Launch Amazontube To Rival YouTube

A new report suggests that online retail giant and the second-largest private employer of labour in the US, Amazon maybe planning to launch its own version of YouTube after search engine giant Google, pulled YouTube from its Echo device and also planning same for Fire TV on January 1st. Amazon who saw this as a profitable business opportunity is planning to launch its own YouTube version called "Amazontube" as it has reportedly filled trademark requests with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office for the name.


Amazon reportedly filed two trademarks requests namely “Amazontube” and “Opentube” describing both Amazontube or Opentube as providers of “non-downloadable pre-recorded audio, visual and audiovisual works via wireless networks.” According to Amazon. users can share content, photos videos, text, data, images, other electronic works, gaming, dance, fashion, and tech via the medium.

The company has gone further to register a series of domain names which include, AlexaOpenTube.com, AmazonAlexaTube.com, and AmazonOpenTube.com in preparation for the launch. Although the company has not officially announced this to the public but we hope to see how this plays out. 

Echo Show is an Alexa-powered device that includes a screen which brings YouTube videos to millions for users until Google decided to end support for the device. In a statement released by a YouTube spokesperson says;
​We’ve been trying to reach agreement with Amazon to give consumers access to each other's products and services. But 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 FireTV. We hope we can reach an agreement to resolve these issues soon
YouTube ended support Echo Show device in December 5, 2017 and plans to end support for Fire TV on January 1st, 2018.

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