AmazonTube – Amazon Might be Launching Its Own Version Of YouTube

Amazon Might be Launching Its Own Version Of YouTube

The retail giant filed trademark requests on December 5 for the names “AmazonTube” and “OpenTube.” It wouldn’t be a complete surprise if Amazon decided to challenge Google in the entertainment space.

It wouldn’t be a complete surprise if Amazon decided to challenge Google in the entertainment space. The two tech companies have been long-time rivals.

For the past two years, Amazon has refused to sell Google Chromecast devices on its website. Amazon appeared to offer an olive branch last Friday, when the retailer announced that it would begin selling Chromecasts, in addition to the Apple TV, but the devices are still not listed on the site. And today, Amazon Fire TVs began supporting Mozilla’s Firefox browser, in a hilariously passive-aggressive slight to Google Chrome, the world’s most popular web browser by a mile.

This streaming service would essentially be Amazon’s latest weapon. These trademarks were filed on the exact same day Google announced that it would remove its YouTube app from Amazon’s Fire TV devices Jan. 1. This, in turn, comes in response to Amazon withholding its Amazon Prime Video services from Google’s Chromecast devices (Youtube is also not available on Amazon’s Echo Show devices).

The filings outline an app for “transmitting, accessing, receiving, uploading, downloading, encoding, decoding, streaming, broadcasting, sharing, displaying, formatting, manipulating, organizing, bookmarking, tagging, storing, caching, and transferring electronic works.” Such works could include, according to the filings, photos, videos, text, images, documents, or books.

Amazon also claims its new product will be a social networking site, incorporating “wireless telecommunications networks in the field of online social networking.”

Sound familiar? Let’s be honest: We all know what’s going on here. Amazon is probably planning to hit Google right in the YouTube.

For many companies, like the bandwidth-starved Netflix, such a task would be herculean. But Amazon might be one of the only companies who can pose a threat to Google’s streaming behemoth. Armed with Amazon Web Services, its cloud computing platform, Amazon has unfettered access to the most powerful servers in the world. Hundreds of thousands of major sites and services, including Netflix, Giphy, Slack, and Airbnb rely on Amazon Web Services, Amazon’s cloud computing platform, for server capacity.

But that’s not the only factor at play.

Amazon has developed something of a reputation for chasing after social media trends to promote its commerce. In July, the retailer released an Instagram knockoff, Spark, solely for photos of customers with Amazon’s products, captioned with affiliate links. And earlier in the year, its Snapchat-esque photo stickers, allowing users to easily place Amazon’s products into their photos, made all of us scratch our heads.

Source – Mashable

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