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Amazon and Google settle feud, announce launch of YouTube App on FireTV and Prime Video on Chromecast

Tech giants Amazon and Google announced that in coming months, they will be launching the official YouTube apps on Amazon Fire TV devices and Fire TV Edition smart TVs, the companies also shared that soon the Prime Video app will be available for Chromecast and Chromecast built-in devices.

Further, Prime Video will be available across Android TV device partners. Further, YouTube TV and YouTube Kids apps will be launched later this year, a release said.

“We are excited to work with Amazon to launch the official YouTube apps on Fire TV devices worldwide. Bringing our flagship YouTube experience to Amazon Fire TV gives our users even more ways to watch the videos and creators they love,” said Heather Rivera, Global Head of Product Partnerships at YouTube.

While, Andrew Bennett, Head of Worldwide Business Development for Prime Video said “We’re excited to bring the Prime Video app to Chromecast and Android TV devices, and to give our customer convenient access to the shows and the movies they love. Customers will have even more ways to stream what they want, whenever they want, no matter where they are.”

YouTube App on Fire TV

With the YouTube app on Fire TV, users will be able t log in via their existing YouTube account and access their library, and play videos in on supported devices.

Prime Video App on Chromecast

Chromecast and Chromecast built-in users would be able to access the Prime Video library including the latest seasons of Amazon Originals like Mrs Maisel. With Prime Video users can rent as well as purchase titles or choose from hundreds of Prime Video Channels including HBO and CBS.

After over a year of absence, the YouTube app will make a comeback to Amazon Fire TV devices. Google had pulled the video streaming app in early 2018 after it could not reach an agreement with the online retail giant over the availability of its products and services.

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