YouTube back again on FireTV, PrimeVideo also available on Chromecast

The official YouTube app is now finaly back on Amazon Fire TV devices. Hence, Fire TV Stick and Fire TV Stick 4K users can install the YouTube app and play videos, keep tabs on subscriptions, and do pretty much eveything other YouTube-enabled devices can do. Similarly, Chormecast and Android TV devices get Amazon Prime Video access allowing users to stream TV shows and movies.

Fire TV Stick and Fire TV Stick 4K users can install the latest YouTube app directly from the ‘Your Apps and channel row. Users now enjoy complete YouTube access along with the ability to stream videos in up to 4K HDR format at 60-fps.

Amazon claims that the YouTube app is now available on the Fire TV Stick(2nd gen), Fire TV Stick 4K, Fire TV Cube, Fire TV Stick Basic Edition, Toshiba, Insignia, Element, and Westinghouse Fire TV Edition smartTVs. Android TV users can now download Amazon Prime Video on their devices by heading over to Google Play.

Elsewhere, Amazon’s PrimeVideo app will now work with Chromecast devices, allowing users to stream videos from the app directly to their TVs. Amazon has also promised that more FireTV devices will get the YouTube app in coming months. Besides, support for YouTube Kids and the live YouTube TV app are also set to arrive later this year.

To recall, Amazon and Google had a spat in 2017 as Google blocked its YouTube app on Amazon FireTV devices. Though in April this year, both companies ended their fight over streaming video and allowed each other’s streaming apps to work natively on their platforms.

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