Anyone looking to download the YouTube TV app on any of the best Roku devices may be in for a surprise, as the company has just removed the app from its store. The move comes after failed negotiations between the two companies, with Roku accusing Google of monopolistic behavior and search manipulation.
Google issued a statement in response to Roku’s action, stating that Roku has “engaged in this tactic with other streaming providers” and that Google’s terms have been in place for several years.
Roku requested exceptions that would break the YouTube experience and limit our ability to update YouTube in order to fix issues or add new features. For example, by not supporting open-source video codecs, you wouldn’t be able to watch YouTube in 4K HDR or 8K even if you bought a Roku device that supports that resolution.
Meanwhile, Roku had informed users that its refusal to agree to…