The days of Youtube’s dominance over video streaming might finally end, if Amazon’s trademark for AmazonTube comes into fruition.
Found by ‘TV Answer Man’ earlier this week, the company might’ve created this as a result of their feud with Google. Originally, Amazon’s disputes with Google began over issues with accessing Youtube content on Amazon devices. Of course, we don’t know anything specific about AmazonTube. Based on the trademark itself, the application describes it as ‘providing non-downloadable pre-recourded audio, visual, and audiovisual works via wireless networks on a variety of topics of general interest’. On paper, it definitely sounds like a Youtube-esque service.
This does not mark the first time that Amazon expressed interest in creating a free video service. This year alone, rumors circulated regarding a ‘freemium’ version of Prime Video. For more specific info, check out the trademark filing itself.