November 27, 2021
Google will Remove the YouTube App from Roku on Thursday, December 9th but Not for Existing Users

Google is Removing its YouTube App from Roku December 9th, but Not All Streaming Devices will be Affected

Google intends to pull its wildly popular YouTube app from Roku on Thursday, December 9th, but stresses existing users won’t be affected…

Google and streaming provider Roku continue their feud over allegedly modifying search results and access to data. Both accuse each other of not being fair and negotiations have again broken down, resulting in Google announcing it will remove its YouTube app from Roku devices on Thursday, December 9th, this year. But, it won’t affect every bit of hardware.

Google will Remove the YouTube App from Roku on Thursday, December 9th but Not for Existing Users

The existing deal between Google and Roku will end in the last month of the year. If the two companies can’t reach a mutual agreement, the Roku platform will lose access to the standard YouTube app. This, after Google already removed its YouTube TV app from Roku devices previously. Now, the standard YouTube app is in jeopardy of suffering the same fate. But, it will only apply to new Roku devices and all existing users will not be affected. Google explains:

“Since our negotiations with Roku earlier this year, we’ve continued to work with them to find a resolution that benefits our mutual users. Roku has once again chosen to make unproductive and baseless claims rather than try to work constructively with us. Since we haven’t been able to continue our conversations in good faith, our partnership for all new Roku devices will unfortunately end on December 9. We are, however, giving Roku the ability to continue distributing both YouTube and YouTube TV apps to all existing users to make sure they are not impacted.”

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