Amazon may launch a video service that will compete with YouTube
YouTube can be attributed to those innovations that have seriously changed the world in recent years. And it’s not even that YouTube at the global level there are no competitors, and that this service became a full-time job for thousands and thousands of people.
What happens next is uncertain, but consumers almost always benefit from competition in a particular market. And, it may soon rival appears and YouTube. According to a source, Amazon may bring to the market a similar video service.
While this assumption is based only on the fact that Amazon has registered trademarks Amazon Tube and Open Tube. But if a company did it just like that, probably nobody would have noticed. The point is that now between Amazon and Google is brewing a small conflict. Due to the fact that Amazon, as part of its policy, does not allow to sell on their platforms of the device, directly competing with its products (for example, the Google Home and Google Chromecast), and also gives the search giant to offer Amazon Video to Chromecast platform, Google has recently warned a competitor that January 1, deletes YouTube devices family of Fire TV. Of course, we have about them almost no one heard, but in the US and some European countries, the ecosystem Amazon has a very strong position and this step will clearly be unpleasant to many owners of appropriate devices.
Applications for registration of new trademarks Amazon filed just after the warning Google. Moreover, the description of these brands is strongly reminiscent of YouTube.
Again, if this happens, the new service will initially be strong only in those countries where strong Amazon. But to extend the area itself is much easier than to open a branch of the Amazon in a new country. So, it is possible that in a few years, YouTube can really be a strong competitor.