Google, whose Google Play and YouTube platforms offer a huge selection of film and TV content, has joined the Digital Entertainment Group Europe (DEGE), the trade body announced.
Alphabet, the parent company of Google, and Amazon saw their shares slide last night as both reported results that missed analysts’ forecasts.
Horror “It” was the most searched film title on Google in the US this year, followed by “Beauty and the Beast”, “Wonder Woman” and “Get Out”.
Google will remove its YouTube app from Amazon Fire and Echo Show devices on Jan. 1 as the two companies row over access to each other’s products.
Google’s and YouTube’s new parent company Alphabet reported a near 50% increase in profit to $3.98 billion on revenue of $18.7 billion (up from $16.5 billion) for the third quarter.