Brett Molina, USA TODAY
Revealed 1: 32 p.m. ET April 26, 2021 | Updated 3: 53 p.m. ET April 26, 2021
Roku has warned owners of its units who subscribe to YouTube TV that they could lose access to the app, citing “unfair phrases” from Google.
In accordance to a replica of the email despatched to users and acquired by USA TODAY, the media streaming participant told users contemporary negotiations with Google to elevate YouTube TV, which the earn big owns, broke down “due to Roku can now not settle for Google’s unfair phrases as we explain they could harm our users.”
The email additionally says Roku stays committed to reach a deal to support access to YouTube TV.
In a separate observation, Roku spokesperson Dallas Lawrence told USA TODAY that Google is attempting to force Roku to settle for phrases that will harm the platform and its users.
“Roku is now not asking Google for a single further greenback in label,” Lawrence said. “We simply can now not agree to phrases that will well well manipulate user search outcomes, inflate the price of our products and violate established commerce records practices.”
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YouTube TV spokesperson Mariana De Felice told USA TODAY in a press launch emailed Monday they’ve been working in factual religion with Roku on a deal that advantages their viewers and Roku customers.
“Unfortunately, Roku on the total engages in a selection of those ways of their negotiations,” she said. “We’re disillusioned that they selected to form baseless claims whereas we proceed our ongoing negotiations. All of our work with them has been fervent by guaranteeing a top quality and fixed experience for our viewers.”
Right here is now not the first time Roku has dealt with disputes over carrying streaming apps. HBO Max remained off the streaming platform for a couple of months after its launch in Can also fair 2020. In December, sooner than the launch of “Marvel Lady 1984,” either facet equipped a deal to bring the HBO Max app to Roku units.
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