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Amazon may be working on a YouTube rival called AmazonTube

Amazon may be working on a YouTube rival called AmazonTube

However, it is said that the company is trying to resolve the issue with Google as soon as possible but customers could access YouTube through the internet - not an app - on the devices in the meantime.

Earlier this month Google announced that it would zap the YouTube app from Amazon's Echo Show and Fire TV devices, and now in a new turn of events in the Amazon-Google turf war behind the scenes, it seems that Amazon may be working on a YouTube competitor.

Tech Crunch reported that Amazon has applied for two trademarks, "AmazonTube" and "OpenTube" that shows the e-commerce giants has its thought wrapped into it.

Amazon may be preparing to launch a YouTube-style streaming service.

The trademark does suggest ingredients that make it up to be a video streaming service although there isn't a lot of detail on this. Apparently, Amazon has been blocking viewers with Chromecast from accessing their Amazon Prime Video service. When you look at the names, they might mean much.

Another bone of contention between Google and Amazon is the latter's reluctance to comply with cast technology, the same that powers Google's Chromecast devices.

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The filings outline an app for "transmitting, accessing, receiving, uploading, downloading, encoding, decoding, streaming, broadcasting, sharing, displaying, formatting, manipulating, organizing, book marking, tagging, storing, caching, and transferring electronic works".

Sound familiar? Let's be honest: We all know what's going on here. However, though Amazon has since started selling the above products, Google continues to hold YouTube hostage to push through its agenda. Such works could include, according to the filings, photos, videos, text, images, documents, or books.

This does not necessarily suspend the problem regarding accessibility for Amazon Fire TV users.

Amazon's Silk browser was made available for some Fire TV users, back in November, under a silent release.

Silk is available for all Fire TV users.

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