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Google Puts YouTube Back on Fire TV

Paul Rubens - July 9, 2019 - 11:01 AM
Google Puts YouTube Back on Fire TV
Amazon and Google have made their peace with each other, to the benefit of both company's customers.

(CCM) — Google and Amazon have come abandoned their strategies of undermining each other's video casting devices and appeared to have come to a peace agreement, according to a report on The Verge.

As a result, Google is now allowing Amazon's FireTV devices to run its YouTube app, and Amazon is allowing its Prime Video iOS and Android apps to work with Google's Chromecast devices.

Google removed the YouTube app from Amazon's devices almost a year and a half ago, complaining that Amazon refused to sell Google's rival Chromecast, or its Google Home devices, and did not not make Prime Video available to Chromecast users.

From today, the YouTube app will be available for users of Amazon's Fire TV Stick (2nd Gen), Fire TV Stick 4K, Fire TV Cube, and Fire TV Stick Basic Edition, and Toshiba, Insignia, Element, and Westinghouse Fire TV Edition smart TVs, according to the report.

More Fire TV devices will get the YouTube app in the near future, as well as support for YouTube Kids and Google's new live YouTube TV service.

In addition to the Prime Video mobile apps, Android TV will get a new app which will be available to download on compatible hardware from today.

Image: © Amazon.
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