Amazon.com registered domain names related to OpenTube and Alexa Tube.
Amazon.com has been fighting with Google in recent months over the inclusion of YouTube on Amazon’s Echo Show devices. Amazon.com might be gearing up to take the fight to another level.
The Echo Show is an Alexa-powered device that includes a screen. We have one in our house and my daughter loves to watch YouTube videos on it. Rather, she did enjoy watching YouTube on it until Google forced Amazon to pull the plug.
Details of the fight are summarized nicely here.
Coinciding with the latest news of YouTube being pulled from the Echo again yesterday, Amazon registered three domain names:
Is Amazon preparing to create its own free and open competitor to YouTube? Or is it starting an OpenTube initiative to get Google to open up? We’ll have to see.
Considering the audience Amazon has it would not be hard to launch an “Open Tube” alternative. As you state, we shall see.
AlexaTube.. just saying.. (NSFW).
Lets see how this will play out. It will be nice to see some other company give Google a run for their money.