The official YouTube app returns to Amazon's Fire TV

Brenda Watkins
July 10, 2019

Thankfully, Google still plans to bring those two apps to Amazon Fire TV later this year.

Amazon today announced that the new official YouTube app is now available on Fire TV Stick (2nd Gen), Fire TV Stick 4K, Fire TV Cube, Fire TV Stick Basic Edition, and all Fire TV Edition smart TVs. Amazon might now sell Chromecast devices (at least, in the US - like nearly everything else, searching for "Chromecast" on Amazon AU is a shitshow), but Home products are conspicuously absent.

A few months back, we shared with you some very, very good news - Amazon and Google were burying the hatchet.

The 2018 Chromecast comes in two colours - Chalk and Charcoal.

For now, select Android TV devices have access to Prime Video, accessible by clicking the app icon directly from the home screen or in Google Play.

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Amazon is also rolling out the Amazon Prime Video app to all Android TV devices starting later today. 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.

I'm stoked about this, because it means I can finally get into a bunch of critically acclaimed Prime Video shows I've been sleeping on, simply because I don't have a Fire TV dongle. Thanks to the latter, you'll be able to find, launch and control your entertainment using voice commands like " Alexa, watch music videos on YouTube".

Google too confirmed that it's "Prime time" again!

YouTube app on Fire TV.

To access the updated Prime Video app, users would need Android 5.0 or higher or iOS 10.1 or higher on devices. Prime Video also offers access to 4K titles included with Prime at no additional cost and options to rent or purchase titles or choose from more than 150 Prime Video Channels including Showtime, HBO, CBS All-Access, Cinemax and STARZ.

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