Amazon Echo Show YouTube support was removed from the device after a dispute between Google and Amazon roughly two month ago. Today support for playing YouTube videos has now returned to the Amazon Echo Show visual personal assistant. As well as reenabling support for YouTube, Amazon has also added support for Vimeo and Dailymotion and Amazon says it will be adding more video sources over time to the Echo Show.
According to Google and the reason for support being removed was Amazon’s implementation of YouTube on the Echo violated their terms of service and created a broken user experience. The new implementation now includes a different user interface that resembles the desktop version of the YouTube site. Check out the quick snippet video below to see the latest integration in action.
The Amazon Echo Show is now available to purchase directly from the online Amazon store priced at £200 or $230, features include :
– Echo Show brings you everything you love about Alexa, and now she can show you things. Watch video flash briefings, Amazon Video, see music lyrics, security cameras, photos, weather forecasts, to-do and shopping lists, browse and listen to Audible audiobooks, and more. All hands-free-just ask.
– Introducing a new way to be together. Make hands-free video calls to friends and family who have an Echo Show or the Alexa App, and make voice calls to anyone who has an Echo device or the Alexa App.
– See lyrics on-screen with Amazon Music. Just ask to play a song, artist or genre, and stream over Wi-Fi. Also, stream music on Spotify, TuneIn and RadioPlayer.
– Powerful, room-filling speakers with Dolby processing for crisp vocals and extended bass response. Play your music simultaneously across multiple Echo devices in separate rooms with multi-room music (available for Amazon Music, TuneIn and Spotify [coming soon]. Bluetooth not supported).
– Ask Alexa to show you the front door or monitor the baby’s room with compatible cameras from Ring and more. Turn on lights, control thermostats and more with WeMo, Philips Hue, Hive, and other compatible smart home devices.
– With eight microphones, beam-forming technology and noise cancellation, Echo Show hears you from any direction-even while music is playing.
– Always getting smarter and adding new features, plus thousands of skills such as BBC, Uber and Open Table.