AmazonTube or OpenTube? Amazon's latest patent reveals YouTube competitor

The chances of Amazon directly challenging Google with its own "non-downloadable pre-recorded audio, visual and audiovisual works via wireless networks on a variety of topics of general interest" would be something of a leap. It all started when Google pulled Youtube from Amazon's Echo Show product.

Online retail giant Amazon and video streaming behemoth YouTube are having a fight right now, and the pettiness seems to have reached new levels.

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. Amazon may also be trying to ensure that if Google pulls the YouTube app from other Amazon devices that they have a backup plan to keep customers happy.

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. Apparently, Amazon has been blocking viewers with Chromecast from accessing their Amazon Prime Video service.

Amazon has filed two trademark requests for two names - Amazontube and Opentube. Amazon appeared to offer an olive branch last Friday, when the retailer announced that it would begin selling Chromecasts, in addition to the Apple TV, but the devices are still not listed on the site. And the same can well be used to view YouTube videos on TVs. There is no official info from Amazon on this new development.

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It could also mean that Amazon is looking at all of its options in case its talks with Google breaks down.

Sound familiar? Let's be honest: We all know what's going on here. However, this version will not be available on Amazon services.

Perhaps. Amazon is hardly starved for video content: The company already has a solid foothold in the video streaming space with its Amazon Video service.

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

This can quickly be done through the use of the Fire TV report as well.

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