In April this year, Amazon and Google announced that they would end their dispute, for which neither YouTube was available on Amazon Fire TV, nor Amazon was compatible with Chromecast. Since yesterday, both companies officially incorporated YouTube and Prime Video into Fire TV and Chromecast, respectively.
The clash between Google and Amazon started in 2015, when Jeff Bezo’s company decided to remove Chromecast and Google Home devices and, in 2017, YouTube was blocked on all Amazon products. In December 2018, Chromecast returned to the Amazon store, which began to make it easier for the companies to end their dispute.
The YouTube TV and YouTube Kids apps are not available on Fire TV yet. According to Amazon and Google, they will be launched later this year. At present, the official YouTube app is available worldwide on smart TVs Fire TV Stick (second generation), Fire TV Stick 4K, Fire TV Cube, Fire TV Stick Basic Edition, and Toshiba, Insignia, Element and Westinghouse Fire TV Edition. The YouTube app will include voice control through Alexa, which will allow to issue spoken commands. In addition, to access Prime Video on Chromecast, it will be necessary to have the most recent Prime Video application and Android 5.0 (or higher) or iOS 10.1 (or higher) systems on devices. Users with Chromecast Ultra – which supports Ultra HD and HDR formats – will have access to 4 thousand Prime Video titles, at no additional cost.
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. Google said additional Android TV smart TVs, STBs and streaming devices will also have Prime Video available soon.