Google and Amazon team up to promote YouTube

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The American technology giants Google and Amazon announced this Thursday that they have reached an agreement that ends their disputes and that will allow YouTube applications (owned by Alphabet, Google’s parent company) to be available again on Fire TV (Amazon) .

Similarly, Amazon Prime Video will be accessible from Chromecast devices and the service will expand its compatibility with Android TV (both owned by Alphabet), according to a joint statement issued today by the companies.

The agreement puts an end to a series of disagreements between the two companies that culminated in December 2017, when Alphabet withdrew the popular YouTube online video portal from Amazon services in response to the refusal of the company led by Jeff Bezos to sell in its platform certain Google products.

The most prominent of these products was the Google Home personal home assistant speaker , a direct competitor to Amazon’s Echo devices (based on the Alexa assistant).

The announcement this Thursday takes place the same week that two other technology titans, Apple and Qualcomm, also reached an agreement to end all the battles they had open, which in their case had been transferred to the courts.

The manufacturer of the iPhone and the one that for years was its main chip supplier did not offer specific details such as amounts or dates, but they assured that the decision puts an end to “all ongoing litigation,” including those that Qualcomm maintains with the suppliers. from Apple .

As part of the settlement, Apple agreed to pay Qualcomm (which in most of these cases was the plaintiff) an unspecified amount of money, and Qualcomm granted Apple a six-year license, extendable to another two, to use its technology.

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