Finally! Google-Amazon cold war thaws as YouTube comes to Fire TV

YouTube is finally coming to Amazon Fire TV, Prime Video to get Chromecast support

YouTube app will soon return to Amazon Fire TV devices

Youtube Music is unique to Google Home smart speakers, with Alexa not supporting it, and is available in 16 countries including UK, USA and Australia.

Google announced a similar service on Thursday. For Prime Video on Chromecast and Android TV, we're looking at availability "in the coming months".

A report by CIRP from February suggested there were 66m smart speakers in homes across the United States, with Amazon's Echo claiming a 70% market share and Google 24%.


Amazon and Google have resolved a long-running feud that kept YouTube off Fire TV devices for more than a year.

In the time since YouTube left Fire TVs, users have been able to access the site using browsers. With Chromecast support, those with the Prime Video mobile app can cast content to their TVs and watch it on a larger screen.

Google would, of course, like you to use their paid YouTube Music or YouTube Premium services which does give you full control over the entire music library.


The native YouTube app not might have been missed, but YouTube TV and YouTube Kids certainly have, so there's something to be gained by both sides. Customer reviews, 1-Click shopping, personalized recommendations, Prime, Fulfillment by Amazon, AWS, Kindle Direct Publishing, Kindle, Fire tablets, Fire TV, Amazon Echo, and Alexa are some of the products and services pioneered by Amazon.

From today, YouTube Music is offering free, ad-supported music streaming on Google Home speakers, as well as other Google Assistant-powered speakers such as the Sony LF-S50G and JBL Link 20.

For example, Amazon's Prime Video has always been hard to find on Android devices.


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