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Can Fire TV lose access to Google's apps?

iDJ

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Google bars participating phone manufacturers from releasing devices with forked versions of Android. But it’s now emerged that the search giant is apparently blocking Amazon Fire TV in a similar way when it comes to the TV sector.

Several sources told Protocol that any company wanting to license Android TV and Google’s apps for its smart TVs isn’t allowed to make devices that use forked Android versions. And Amazon’s Fire TV platform is indeed an Android fork. Failure to adhere to this Google-mandated term means that a company can lose access to the Play Store and other Google services for its devices.

Revealed: Google's questionable tactics against Amazon in smart TV space
 

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The two companies have just recently buried the hatchet, when YouTube returned to fire stick and Amazon prime video started supporting Chromecast. Hoping they don't go to war again, coz ultimately the consumer has to suffer.
 
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