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Roku Warns Customers May Lose Service Due to Google’s ‘Predatory’ Power

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mystery-ak:
Roku Warns Customers May Lose Service Due to Google’s ‘Predatory’ Power

Lucas Nolan 27 Apr 2021

Roku, the manufacturer of popular home entertainment devices, is warning its customers with YouTube TV subscriptions that they could lose access to the service in the coming days due to Google’s “predatory” and “monopoly” behavior.

Deadline reports that Roku device owners with YouTube TV subscriptions are being warned that they may lose access to the service in the coming days. Roku has blamed this on Google’s “monopoly” and “predatory” behavior.

In its statement, Roku blasted Google’s actions in detail, stating that the tech giant is “attempting to use its YouTube monopoly position to force Roku into accepting predatory, anti-competitive and discriminatory terms that will directly harm Roku and our users.” Roku also contacted customers this morning expressing concerns over the issue.

Roku is arguing that YouTube and Google are attempting to manipulate the user experience on Roku devices by siphoning data and manipulating search results in YouTube’s favor. It also alleges that Google could require Roku to spend money upgrading microchips or other equipment in order to accommodate YouTube TV.

The current agreement between the two companies will expire in the next few days. “We believe consumers stand to benefit from Google and Roku reaching a fair agreement that preserves consumers access to YouTube TV, protects user data and promotes a competitive, free and open marketplace,” Roku’s statement concluded. “We are committed to trying to achieve that goal.”

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https://www.breitbart.com/tech/2021/04/27/roku-warns-customers-may-lose-service-due-to-googles-predatory-power/

Elderberry:

--- Quote from: mystery-ak on April 27, 2021, 03:08:28 PM ---Roku Warns Customers May Lose Service Due to Google’s ‘Predatory’ Power

Roku, the manufacturer of popular home entertainment devices, is warning its customers with YouTube TV subscriptions that they could lose access to the service in the coming days due to Google’s “predatory” and “monopoly” behavior.

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They sure haven't contacted me.

sneakypete:
If it comes to me choosing to lose ROKU or You Boob,You Boob is history.

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