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YouTube app back on Fire TV; While Prime Video app gets Chromecast support

YouTube app back on Fire TV; While Prime Video app gets Chromecast support: Previously this year, Google, as well as Amazon, finished their long-running dispute by mutually declaring that YouTube is going to be coming to Amazon’s Fire TV devices while on the pther hand Google’s Chromecast is going to get Amazon Prime Video. It has taken quite a lot of months for this to come about, but now it is finally official. Beginning from Tuesday, Fire TV owners are going to be able to download the official YouTube app, while Chromecast owners on the other side are now going to be able to cast the Prime Video app through their iOS or Android devices.

HIGHLIGHTS
  • The latest app offers complete YouTube access
  • It can be installed from ‘Your Apps and Channels’ row on a Fire TV device
  • Android TV users can get Amazon Prime Video from Google Play

Now, the official YouTube app at present can be found in the “Your Apps” segment in Fire TV. Amazon states in a statement that the YouTube app is going to be accessible globally on Fire TV Stick (2nd Gen), Fire TV Stick 4K, Fire TV Cube, Fire TV Stick Basic Edition, as well as all Fire TV Edition smart TVs. The company further added in its statement that it is now also going to enlarge to extra Fire TV devices in the approaching months along with YouTube TV and YouTube Kids launching well ahead this year.

Different from the web browser workaround that Fire TV owners have had to use from the time when Google pulled the original app, the official release is now a full-fledged Fire TV app, complete with Alexa voice controls that is going to permit users effortlessly in order to find content to watch.

Amazon assures that more Fire TV devices is going to be getting the YouTube app “in the coming months,” together with the support for YouTube Kids as well as the live YouTube TV service which is all set to release later this year.

The YouTube app on the other hand is accessible in India as we were able to download it on our Fire TV device. This is a full-fledged YouTube app that can also be worked with Alexa voice control as well as it is capable of playing well-matched in 4K HDR at 60 fps on supported TVs along with streaming media players. However, till now, the only method or mode from where Fire TV owners may possibly access YouTube was through the web browser.

In the meantime, the Amazon Prime Video app for iOS as well as Android are now going to support Chromecast. Users are also going to be able to cast the app along with streaming the videos on TVs with a Chromecast device either hooked up or built-in. In addition, the Prime Video app is also going to be accessible on a wider selection of Android TV devices all around the world.