A feud between Google and Amazon had essentially forced users to pick sides since the companies blocked their services from each other’s platforms. So YouTube wasn’t available on Fire TV and Amazon Prime Video wasn’t available on Chromecast and Android TVs. This was bound to change after both companies announced that they were making peace and would allow the services on their respective networks. That’s precisely what has happened today.
Starting today, Amazon Prime Video subscribers can stream content from their preferred streaming service on Chromecast and Android TV devices. The Prime Video app is now available for these platforms from Google Play.
This agreement between the two companies has also finally allowed YouTube on Amazon Fire TV devices. Starting today, the world’s largest online video service is available on the Fire TV Stick (2nd Gen), Fire TV Stick 4K, Fire TV Cube, Fire TV Stick Basic Edition in addition to Fire TV edition smart TVs from Toshiba, Insignia, Element, and Westinghouse.
The company adds that additional device support for YouTube is going to be rolled out in the coming months. Furthermore, the YouTube TV and YouTube Kids apps will also be launched for the Fire TV platform later this year.