The long-running standoff between Google and Amazon has finally ended as both companies announced a compromise this morning. As part of the compromise, YouTube will once again be available on Amazon’s Fire TV devices whereas the Amazon Prime Video app will receive Chromecast support and will also be more widely available on Android TV>
It was because of this feud between the two companies that the native YouTube app was not available on Amazon’s Fire TV platform. This really kept users as a disadvantage since the Fire TV is quite a popular platform and they were unable to access the official app for the world’s largest video streaming website.
According to the press release, the native YouTube app will enable Fire TV users to access the full library of content and play videos in 4K HDR at 60 frames per second on supported devices. The standalone YouTube TV and YouTube Kids app will also be available later this year on Fire TV devices in addition to Fire TV Edition smart TVs.
Chromecast users, as well as Android TV users, will get easy access to the Prime Video library. They will also be able to rent or purchase titles from over 150 Prime Video Channels which include HBO, Showtime, CBS All-Access, and more.