Google is bringing YouTube back to the Amazon Echo Show

Amazon/YouTubeThe screen-equipped Amazon Echo Show.

Google is bringing back the YouTube app to Amazon’s screen-equipped Echo Show, as first reported (We saw the news via The Verge).

The search giant had discontinued the app back in September, much to the dismay of both Amazon and Echo Show’s customers, citing violations of its terms of service.

The violations seemed to have issues with the former Echo Show YouTube app’s layout, which is why the new version has been redesigned in conformity with Google’s requests, and now looks similar to the web version.

The app’s initial removal was an annoyance for both the company and the product’s users, as the Show’s main purpose is to amplify the standard Echo’s capabilities with the addition of a screen.

New Amazon Echo Show YouTube redesigned YouTube app looks very much like the web version.

Naturally, watching video is one of the device’s most interesting features, and the lack of the world’s most popular video platform from its app catalogue may have kept potential customers away.

It’s not all roses, however, as the web-like interface doesn’t really play well with the Echo Show’s interface; The Verge reports that videos don’t automatically play full screen anymore, and that the overall action of asking Alexa to pull video from YouTube takes longer than it used to.

However, in addition to YouTube, Amazon also announced that the Echo Show now supports both Vimeo and Dailymotion, so future buyers can still rest assured that there will be plenty to watch.

You can watch’s demo video below.

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