In addition, Amazon Prime Video is now available on Google's Chromecast and will come to more Android TV devices as well. The app even supports Amazon's Alexa assistant, so you can search for YouTube videos by voice. Prime Video is a part of the Prime membership scheme, which is essential to take part in the Prime Day sales. luckily, there is a free trial. Amazon Prime Video is getting an update that will add a Cast button, allowing it to work with Chromecast and devices with Chromecast built-in.
Tech giants Google and Amazon have ended their almost two-year-long battle that saw them pulling the plug on each others' streaming apps from their respective devices.
Starting today, you can finally watch YouTube on select Fire TV streaming boxes. Things have turned around, and the spat is now over with Google announcing the availability of Prime Video on Chromecast and Android TV.
Google and Amazon followed through on their peace pact this morning.
The all-new YouTube app will appear in the "Your Apps and Channels" row on all compatible devices. When they open the app for the first time they'll be automatically prompted to download the app-once installed, they can simply say "Alexa, open YouTube" or click into the app to sign in to their existing YouTube account and access their full library of content including subscriptions, playlists, and recommendations. Chromecast Ultra users are being given access to 4,000 titles included with Prime Video at no additional cost.
This is great news for Android TV users who actively use Amazon Prime Video to stream movies or TV shows, as well as Fire TV users who had to go to extreme lengths to install and watch YouTube videos on their television sets.
YouTube app on Fire TV. Despite this, users were unable to use their Amazon Prime Video app (on their phone) to control the content on the Android TV.
Google had pulled out YouTube from Amazon's Fire TV in 2017 after the ecommerce giant stopped selling some of its products.