Roku: Google's 'unfair' demands may make YouTube TV's app go dark

From CNET: Roku warned YouTube TV customers Monday that the live-TV service may be removed from the company's popular streaming devices, saying in an email to customers that Google is making unfair, anti-competitive demands that would "manipulate your search results, impact the usage of your data and ultimately cost you more."

Roku's standoff with Google concerns only the app for YouTube TV, a subscription service that streams live television as an alternative to cable or satellite. YouTube's main app on Roku is unaffected.

Google's YouTube called those claims baseless, saying it is negotiating in good faith with Roku to reach an agreement.

"Unfortunately, Roku often engages in these types of tactics in their negotiations. We're disappointed that they chose to make baseless claims while we continue," YouTube said in a statement. "All of our work with them has been focused on ensuring a high quality and consistent experience for our viewers. We have made no requests to access user data or interfere with search results. We hope we can resolve this for the sake of our mutual users."

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