YouTube for Amazon Fire TV is Returning; Prime Video Coming to Chromecast and Android TV [u]
Google and Amazon appear to have settled their streaming feud, as both companies have announced this morning YouTube and Prime TV will be available on each other’s streaming devices.
“The official YouTube apps will be available on Fire TV in the coming months,” reads a new press release, while Amazon’s Prime Video app will be landing on Chromecast and Android TV devices.
Additionally, YouTube TV and YouTube Kids apps will be also available on Fire TV devices “later this year.”
“Bringing our flagship YouTube experience to Amazon Fire TV gives our users even more ways to watch the videos and creators they love,” said Heather Rivera, Global Head of Product Partnerships at YouTube.
Andrew Bennett, Head of Worldwide Business Development for Prime Video, said in a statement, “We’re excited to bring the Prime Video app to Chromecast and Android TV devices, and to give our customers convenient access to the shows and movies they love.”
In late 2017, Google removed the YouTube app from Amazon Fire TV.
With the streaming video wars set to intensify later this year with the launch of Apple TV+ and Disney+, Google and Amazon working together again comes at the right time to keep consumers glued to their respective streaming hardware and services.
We’ve reached out to Amazon to clarify whether these updates will also apply to Canadian customers. Stay tuned for updates.
Update April 19, 2019, 8:40 AM PT: Amazon has confirmed to iPhone in Canada these updates do apply to Canadians, in case you were wondering. #becauseCanada