Amazon and Google are arguably the two biggest names on the internet today. Things had been quiet for years until just last year when tension started heating up between the two. Now, it appears that Amazon may be planning to launch it's own free video streaming website.
The feud originated back in back in September of 2017 when Google abruptly blocked the Amazon Echo Show from streaming YouTube videos. Since then, they have also extended this to the Amazon Fire TV bringing this statement from a Google spokesperson.
"We've been trying to reach agreement with Amazon to give consumers access to each other's products and services," a Google spokesperson said in a statement. "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."
Recently, Amazon filed two trademark requests with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office for two names: Amazontube and Opentube as reported by TV Answer Man. While they would most likely face legal issues from Google with names like this, the description of these requests is what is much more interesting.
Amazon's possible streaming services would provide “non-downloadable pre-recorded audio, visual and audiovisual works via wireless networks on a variety of topics.” Also included that the services would offer “online network services that enable users to share content, photos videos, text, data, images and other electronic works relating to entertainment.” These services would obviously be tied very closely with Amazon's Alexa and just in December Amazon registered three new domain names, as reported by Domain Name Wire:
AlexaOpenTube.com, AmazonAlexaTube.com, and AmazonOpenTube.com.
Since then, Amazon has started selling Chromecasts again, and Amazon and Google are in “productive talks” about keeping access on the Fire TV, but as of today YouTube remains unavailable on the Echo Show and Echo Spot.
Personally, I would prefer it if Amazon stopped getting any bigger than it already has. But I'll save that for another article.
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Reading Seth Godin’s daily blog recently it dawned on me. We all have the same software. The market doesn’t care what kind of laptop or smartphone you own. It doesn’t care if you aren’t a big time publisher. It doesn’t care if you have one million followers or ten. It doesn’t care what kind of education you have. Because we all have the same software. No matter where you are, what you own, or what you do, you have the tools. The very same tools that are used by the top professionals. Some of the biggest names in today’s market start off with nothing but the internet and a talent. Stars are made every single day due to the possibility of virality for any piece of content that you post, at any given moment. Social media has made this an accessible reality for anyone in the world that possesses a talent or skill. The biggest stars are now coming out of nowhere into the spotlight from utilizing their strengths and creating content regularly. Social media has made that possible. It doesn’t matter where in the world you are, it doesn’t take an expensive degree, a fancy studio, a large following, a well connected distributor, or even an expensive computer. We all have the same software.
One piece of content is all it takes.
“The very same software”
“Something rare is happening, and it might not last long.
Today, right now, anyone with a $300 laptop can use the very same tools as the people at the top of just about any industry.
If you want to write, you have the same writing tools available to you as the most successful writers in the world.
If you want to join a social network, well, the software that connects the titans of your industry is the very same software you can use.
If you want to learn, do research, make a ruckus… your local library has access to the same tools as you’ll find in a skyscraper in a big company.
Of course, we haven’t democratized access to closed off circles, we haven’t changed the inherent and unstated biases of those in traditional seats in power.
But we’ve definitely given you the tools.
If you can, pick yourself.”
Posted by Seth Godin on July 19, 2016 http://sethgodin.typepad.com/
It’s always your turn.