In the database of the US Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) registration of the AmazonTube trademark has appeared. And according to rumors, the American giant Amazon plans to register and the name of OpenTube.
The quarrel between Amazon and Google began in September of this year, when the latter closed the access to the video service of the YouTube smart column Amazon Echo Show. Google did not like the fact that smart acoustics cuts YouTube's capabilities, preventing users from subscribing to channels and does not support auto-play. In response, Amazon decided to develop its own streaming video service, which largely repeats the capabilities of YouTube, and use it for its "smart" technology. When and in what form the premiere of AmazonTube or OpenTube is still unknown.
What to expect
It is unlikely that at first the video service Amazon will be a serious competitor to YouTube. Most likely, it will really be used in smart gadgets Amazon and no more. But at the same time, in order to avoid such conflicts and to wipe out the nose to the competitor, Amazon is quite capable of modifying and developing AmazonTube and OpenTube, to make them full-fledged dangerous opponents to YouTube. This is the Amazon ecosystem that is little known and popular, but in the west it has many fans, users and dedicated fans. Therefore, the initial audience for AmazonTube will be decent, and then we'll see.
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