Tim Cook

Analysis: Amazon and Google are fighting, and that means consumers lose

Analysis: Amazon and Google are fighting, and that means consumers lose

Two tech giants are in a messy streaming video fight right now, leaving consumers squeezed in the middle.

Google on Tuesday said it would pull its YouTube apps from Amazon's Echo Show, which is an Alexa-powered device with a screen, and Fire TV starting next month. Why? Google pointed a finger at Amazon, which hasn't been selling products from Google and other brands, such as from Google's separate brand Nest. Amazon also doesn't allow Google products to have access to its Prime Video streaming service, the statement said.

(Amazon chief executive Jeff Bezos owns The Washington Post.)

"Amazon doesn't carry Google products like Chromecast and Google Home, doesn't make...

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