Amazon may be considering a video streaming service to rival YouTube, the giant and the world’s most popular video streaming service with over 1.5 billion active monthly users – second to Facebook.
The e-commerce giant, Amazon filed two trademarks for “AmazonTube” and “OpenTube” with the US Patent and Trademark Office.
In the filing, both services seems to be no different from Google’s YouTube and according to the description, each would deliver “non-downloadable pre-recorded audio, visual and audiovisual works via wireless networks on a variety of topics”.
Not only that, the services will also allow users share content, photos videos, text, data, images and other electronic works relating to entertainment, including, movies, television, and music, among others. It’s now obvious that the services is similar to YouTube’s own.
However, this is not the first time Amazon has been trying to rival YouTube because Domain Name Wire discovered that Amazon has recently been purchasing domains like AmazonAlexaYouTube, AmazonOpenYoutube and more. It clearly shows that Amazon is trying and desperate to rival YouTube with its own video streaming service.