Google and Amazon promised to end their long-running feud earlier this year, announcing that the YouTube app would return to Fire TV sticks and Prime Video will gain Chromecast support. Well, that day is finally here and you now enjoy the perks of YouTube on Fire TV sticks, along with the ability to screencast your favorite from within the Prime Video app.
As per the official blog post, the official YouTube app is making a return to select Fire TV devices around the globe. The full-fledged Fire TV app for the video streaming service is going to offer you playback at up to 4K HDR video at 60fps and Alexa integration, which you can use voice commands to search videos on YouTube.
The official YouTube app is now available on the Fire TV Stick (2nd Gen), Fire TV Stick 4K, Fire TV Cube, and Fire TV Stick Basic Edition, along with many Fire TV-enabled smart TVs from Element, Insignia, Toshiba, and Westinghouse.
As for Prime Video users, this truce between two of the biggest tech giants means that you’ll now be able to stream originals like Fleabag and Good Omens from your phone to that massive Chromecast-enabled smart TV in your living room. The Prime Video app has been available on a number of Android TVs for some time now, but Amazon now plans to expand its reach to more users.
In the blog post, it added that, “you’ll need the latest Prime Video app and Android 5.0 or higher or iOS 10.1 or higher on your phone or tablet to receive the update. And Chromecast Ultra users get access to 4,000 titles included with Prime at no additional cost.”
This is great news for Android TV users who actively use Amazon Prime Video to stream movies or TV shows, as well as Fire TV users who had to go to extreme lengths to install and watch YouTube videos on their television sets. Well, Google currently supports just a small number of Fire TV devices but don’t worry as the YouTube app will make its way to more devices in the coming months.