It seems that the wishes of peace and love have come true between Amazon and Google. Amazon has confirmed that official YouTube applications are already available on Amazon Fire TV devices and on Fire TV Edition smart TVs. In addition, the Prime Video app is available on Chromecast devices and for Android TV users, and YouTube TV and YouTube Kids apps also made it to Fire TV. This is all you should know about this situation and how to take advantage of this agreement.
YouTube TV reaches Amazon Fire TV devices
The YouTube TV streaming service has been around since 2017, but since its launch, there has been an obvious omission in the list of devices that support the live TV streaming service: the popular Amazon Fire TV. The reason was the famous dispute between Google and Amazon that ended in April 2019. Now, the promise of reconciliation has finally become concrete since Amazon has just announced its formal support for YouTube TV on almost all Fire TV devices.
You wonder what YouTube TV is and how it differs from conventional YouTube? We have a complete and detailed article, but in a nutshell, it is an Internet-based replacement for cable and satellite subscriptions, which gives users access to more than 70 live TV channels for $ 50 per month. It also includes access to the original YouTube content.
Can you watch YouTube on Amazon Fire TV?
The short answer is s. The YouTube app is officially available on devices compatible with Fire TV. YouTube TV and YouTube Kids will be available later this year.
The official YouTube application on Amazon Fire TV is now available globally on Fire TV Stick (Second Generation), Fire TV Stick 4K, Fire TV Cube, Fire TV Stick Basic Edition, and Smart TVs Fire TV edition of Toshiba, Insignia, Element and Westinghouse, and additional devices with additional Fire TV will be expanded in the coming months.
To find the new YouTube application, you can see that it appears in the “Your applications and channels” row on all compatible devices; you just have to select, download and install the application to start watching videos.
The official YouTube application on Fire TV gives you access to a diverse library of video content that includes music, instructional videos, entertainment, news, games and all your favorite YouTube creators. In addition, you can watch videos in 4K HDR at 60 fps on compatible TVs and streaming players. You simply need to log in to your existing YouTube account to access your personalized recommendations and the entire library.
It also works with Alexa
The official YouTube app also works with Alexa, so it's easier than ever to watch all your favorite YouTube videos on Fire TV. With expanded Alexa voice controls, you can find, start and control your entertainment. It is important that you take into account that this functionality is not available for Spain.
To take advantage of these features of your smart assistant, just say something like Alexa, show me music videos of (your favorite singer) on YouTube to open the application, and immediately watch a video of the artist or song you have chosen. You can also use your voice to play, pause, resume, forward and backward, or even ask to go to the next video.
If you prefer sports, once in the application, you can simply say something like “Alexa, show me the best moments of the Women's World Cup”, or if you want something different you can search for any theme you want, such as recipes, fashion or home arrangements , all without saying "YouTube".
The Prime Video application is also available as of today on Chromecast, devices with Chromecast built-in, and devices with Android TV. If you are interested in knowing more about it, you can visit its official site.
THE BEGINNING OF THE PACES
This agreement is extremely important since it was not so long ago that Amazon decided to deactivate its YouTube application on Fire TV devices. However, the problems between Google and Amazon reached their peak when, previously, Google promised to block YouTube on Amazon's Fire TV and Echo Show devices.Adms, it has been a long time since the two companies had been in discussions to give users Access to your products and services without success.
Google defends itself by saying that Amazon’s decision not to offer Chromecast, Google Home and some Nest products was a key factor, but both companies had been in talks to make peace, or at least that seemed, since Amazon had announced that it will resume sales on its platform of Apple TV and Google Chromecast devices, which they had withdrawn in 2015.
However, now, finally, it seems that both firms have reached a serious and stable agreement and those troubled times came to an end. At least, that is what emerges from the words of Google and Amazon executives.
“We are excited to work with Amazon to launch official YouTube applications on Fire TV devices worldwide. 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 Director of Product Associations on YouTube.
And on the same line, Andrew Bennett, director of global business development for Prime Video, has expressed himself. “We are delighted to bring the Prime Video application to Chromecast and Android TV devices and provide our customers with convenient access to programs and movies that they love. So, whether they're watching the last season of The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel Or rent a new movie, customers will have even more ways to see what they want, when they want and no matter where they are.