Roku May Lose YouTube TV


By: Yerix Fuentes, Journalist

Roku says it’s not asking for more money but for better terms around anti-competitive demands from Google to favor Google products in Roku search results. Roku on Monday notified its users via email that YouTube TV may be forced off its platform entirely, alleging anti-competitive demands from Google that include requests for preferential treatment of its YouTube TV and YouTube apps.

It says Google has asked Roku to do things that it does not see replicated on other streaming competitors’ platforms, like creating a dedicated search results row for YouTube within the Roku smart TV and giving YouTube search results more prominent placement.