Amazon is also rolling out the Amazon Prime Video app to all Android TV devices starting later today. In other words, you can stick to a single device ecosystem without having to jump through hoops to enjoy the shows you like. Now, both features are live, meaning both Fire TV and Chromecast will now feel like complete devices, regardless of which one you pick, which not just benefits both companies but most importantly, also us as consumers. While both companies sell devices to beam content to your TVs, they'd previously restricted access to their services on each other's dongles. 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.
Customers can find the new YouTube app tile in their "Your Apps and Channels" row. Starting today, the 2nd-gen Fire TV Stick, Fire Stick 4K, Fire TV Stick Basic Edition, Fire TV-powered smart TVs, and the Fire TV Cube are all getting the YouTube app once again. Later in the year, Fire TV will also enable support for YouTube TV and YouTube Kids. So, it steered people toward Fire TVs.
Phones or tablets streaming Prime Video to Chromecast will need to be running versions higher than Android 5.0 or higher than iOS 10.1 to receive this latest update. Things have turned around, and the spat is now over with Google announcing the availability of Prime Video on Chromecast and Android TV. At the time of writing the matter hasn't been completely ironed out though, YouTube still won't be available as an app on the Echo Show smart speaker with built-in screen.
Tech giants Google and Amazon have ended their almost two-year-long battle that saw them pulling the plug on each others' streaming apps from their respective devices.