Roku Yanks YouTube TV App as Dispute With Google Escalates

Existing subscribers will still have access to the virtual MVPD on the platform

Roku and Google’s standoff has come to a tipping point. The connected TV platform removed the YouTube TV app from its channel store Friday morning when the carriage agreement between the two companies expired.

The app is currently not available to new subscribers. However, existing subscribers will still have access to YouTube TV as the two companies work to come to an agreement.

Earlier this week, Roku began warning its customers that the YouTube TV app could be removed, accusing Google of anticompetitive behavior and alleging the tech company is asking Roku to manipulate consumer search by forcing Roku to block non-YouTube results for users inside the YouTube TV app. The



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