Roku says Google is threatening the removal of YouTube TV to force
Roku to grant preferential access to its consumer data moving
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 interface and giving YouTube search results more
Roku says Google has also required it to block search results
from other streaming content providers while users are using the
YouTube app on Roku’s system.
Roku alleges Google has asked it to favor YouTube music results
from voice commands made on the Roku remote while the YouTube
app is open, even if the user’s music preference is set to
default to another music app, like Pandora.