Amazon and Google are finally supporting each other's streaming TV devices

YouTube on Amazon Fire TV

The first evidence that the spat might be resolved came in December 2018 when Amazon began stocking Chromecast products again.

On Tuesday Amazon and Google announced that YouTube will return to Amazon's Fire TV lineup today.

The ability to watch Amazon Prime Video on Chromecasts and Android TV devices is also rolling out today.

Since the row flared up towards the end of 2017, Amazon's position in on-demand video has become considerably stronger - and I think that's a big factor in this apparent truce.

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The rollout comes months after the companies teased the move in an announcement back in April. There is a new official YouTube app available on Amazon's streaming devices. Later in the year, the YouTube TV and YouTube Kids apps will follow the regular app and launch on Fire TV as well. It has full Alexa voice control integration and 4K HDR streaming.

According to a similar blog post on Amazon's blog, you'll be able to watch YouTube in 4K if you have a TV that supports it and use Alexa to open YouTube and search for videos. The ill-will started four years ago, after Amazon dropped Chromecast devices from its store, citing the fact that Amazon's video services weren't available on the device.

Chromecast and Chromecast built-in users, as well as Android TV users, now have access to the Prime Video catalog, including the latest seasons of Amazon Original series, like Good Omens, Fleabag and The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel, along with the newest Amazon Original movies such as The Jonas Brothers' documentary Chasing Happiness and Guava Island starring Donald Gambino and Rihanna.

The official YouTube app is coming back to Amazon's Fire TV devices as part of an agreement that also brings Amazon's Prime Video app to Google's Chromecast devices. It was previously only on the Nvidia Shield and a few TVs.


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