Again in Could, Amazon unveiled the Echo Show an Alexa-powered Echo speaker with a touchscreen. One in every of its options was trying to find YouTube movies, till Google blocked it resulting from an unspecified Phrases of Use violation on Amazon's half.

Now the performance has been restored by Google and Amazon. Nonetheless, the implementation is way completely different. Asking Alexa to open YouTube used to indicate a collection of horizontally-scrolling movies, and tapping on one would open it in full-screen mode. Now, movies are opened in what is basically a browser window, the place you must press the full-screen button your self.

YouTube on the Echo (July 2017)

YouTube on the Echo (right this moment)

Not an incredible person expertise, particularly for a tool that’s purported to have a voice-first interface. On the very least, YouTube's TV mode UI could be an enchancment. In a press release to Voicebot Amazon confirmed that extra video companies would come sooner or later. “We're excited to offer customers the ability to watch even more video content from sources like Vimeo, YouTube, and Dailymotion on Echo Show,” the corporate stated, “more video sources will be added over time.”