It’s been more than a year since Google removed the official YouTube app from Amazon Fire TV devices and Fire TV Edition smart TVs. And, a couple of months back, both the parties made an announcement to bring official YouTube apps to Fire TV and Prime Video to Chromecast support. Now, the official YouTube app is available for FireTV users and Prime Video has also got support for Chromecast in India.
Since YouTube was not available, customers had to use the third party apps like Silk to view YouTube on their Amazon Fire Stick, and other Fire TV devices. Also, Prime Video will be broadly available across Android TV device partners, and the YouTube TV and YouTube Kids apps will also come to Fire TV later this year.
With the official YouTube app for Fire TV, users will be able to sign in to their existing YouTube account, access their full library of content, and play videos in 4K HDR at 60 fps on supported devices. In addition, standalone YouTube TV and YouTube Kids apps will also launch later this year on Fire TV devices and Fire TV Edition smart TVs where available.
Chromecast and Chromecast built-in users will have easy access to the Prime Video catalog including the latest seasons of Amazon Originals as well as access to 4K titles included with Prime at no additional cost. With Prime Video users can also rent or purchase titles or choose from more than 150 Prime Video Channels including Showtime, HBO, CBS All-Access, Cinemax and STARZ.