Google Amazon row leads to restricted YouTube access

Dec 10, 2017, 02:53
Google Amazon row leads to restricted YouTube access

The new service, internally referred to as Remix, would include Spotify-like on-demand streaming and would incorporate elements from YouTube, such as video clips, the people said.

The company states that its family of Echo speakers along with the company's unlimited music streaming service are coming to 28 new countries listed above.

Do you stream music online? This service offered more benefits to the users, and they were soon put into subscription bundles with Play Music.

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According to Bloomberg, YouTube has already signed a contract with Warner Music Group and is in a talk with Sony Music Entertainment, Merlin, and Universal Music Group, and some other group of independent labels. Besides, it is even fetching after artists to help in promoting the service. Not only has YouTube been trying to negotiate new deals with Universal and Sony for more than a year, but it also has a talks with Vevo looming early next year. Also, YouTube launched the ad-free, subscription-based YouTube Red in 2016 with exclusive video content from popular creators.

"Music is such an incredible global connector, and with Amazon Music Unlimited we've been able to give listeners access to an extensive catalog with the added experience of using their own voice to hear music in so many ways with Alexa", said Amazon Music VP, Steve Boom, in a press release.

"Music is very important to Google and we're evaluating how to bring together our music offerings to deliver the best possible product for our users, music partners and artists".

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Back in July this year, YouTube's head of music confirmed that Google Play Music and YouTube Red would be merged to create a new streaming service.

As per the report, YouTube will have to overcome various hurdles in order to meet the March 2018 launch date of the music subscription service. 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. Though, you'll see a notice that the app will no longer work after the start of the new year.

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