Amazon echo show

Youtube removal impacts Amazon Echo show sales

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This is the first time since launch of Amazon Echo show in June this year, Amazon decided to slash its price — reported by Variety.com. While introduced this year, originally introductory price was $229. Now recently price was slashed and being sold at $199.99.

Amazon echo show
PC: Amazon.com

Last tuesday, News broke that Google has disabled youtube on Amazon Echo show, after that Google and Amazon started blaming each other for this. According to Google — Implementation of Youtube on Amazon Echo show violated the terms of services, while Amazon says — the cut-off had happened without an explanation or a warning to customers. “There is no technical reason for that decision, which is disappointing and hurts both of our customers,” — Company said in statement.

Disabling of youtube on echo show was one of the major factor of sales drop and this disappoints users, reflected in product reviews on amazon.com

“Without YouTube it’s a speaker with words,” wrote one reviewer. Another called it a “paperweight” without YouTube access, and a third consumer wrote: “Best feature has been removed… Amazon should start issuing refunds.”

However Amazon spokesperson has different views on sales drop — According to spokesperson — list of best-sellers sees a lot of fluctuation, and that the company also introduced six new devices last week, which could have pushed the Echo Show down in the sales rank.