Amazon's Echo Plus packs in a smart home hub

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Amazon introduced a bevy of new Echo devices today, but there's also a new product for folks looking for a new set-top box. In a statement, the company that invented the smart speaker, said that Google removed its streaming video service from the Echo Show without warning or explanation to owners of the device.

Amazon said September 26 that Google had made a change that day at 3 p.m.

This again isn't anything that many users aren't used to already given that Alexa has already been a regular in millions of homes via the Amazon Echo range of speakers. There is no technical reason for that decision, which is disappointing and hurts both of our customers. It has a built-in touchscreen display allowing it to stream videos online or display some visual information which is otherwise possible with the previous Echo units or other smart speakers in general.

It's true that the companies have had disagreements for some time.

The Verge speculates that this issue might relate to Amazon's failure to provide the full gamut of YouTube features in its Echo Show interface.

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Now you can use Alexa to select the next track in Amazon Music by hitting the Alexa button on any kind of phone. "YouTube is one of the big video services that they had in addition to their own". For $130, the device with a screen measuring 2.5-inches diagonally is similar to a digital alarm clock but can play music and handle video calls.

"Things get harder for end users because these companies can't get along", Mr Dawson said. Music Week has witnessed a demo of the new service, which responds to a range of voice commands including requests for an artist's new song without specifying the track's name. "We hope to be able to reach an agreement and resolve these issues soon".

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Alexa is now available by updating the Amazon Music app for iOS or Android. Google has blocked its video broadcasting platform from the device, saying it violated the terms of service.

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