Amazon and Google have been involved in a long-running feud for years, making things difficult for those customers. Amazon banned Chromecast support from its Amazon Prime Video streaming app, while Google held back its streaming apps on Amazon hardware. As a result, the more neutral platform like Roku became more popular streaming platform in the United States.
Feuding between Amazon and Google are finally settled on April this year. Amazon and Google have come to agreement to bring their streaming video apps to each other platforms this April. Starting with official YouTube app on Fire TV devices and Prime Video launched on Chromecast and Android TV. YouTube TV, Google’s paid TV streaming service, is now available on Amazon’s Fire TV device.
The service will available on streaming sticks, streaming boxes, and Fire TV Edition smart TVs which have Fire TV operating system built in. However the app will not run on the 1st Gen Fire TV or Fire TV Stick.
YouTube TV offers over 70 channels from networks like Discovery, TNT, CNN, ESPN, FX and on-demand programming, as well as an unlimited cloud DVR. It also had an exclusive range of MLB game broadcasts this year.
Amazon in a blog post says the official YouTube TV will launch on Fire TV Stick (2nd Generation), Fire TV Stick 4K, the all-new Fire TV Cube, plus Toshiba, Insignia, Element, and Westinghouse brand Fire TV Edition Smart TVs. It will also be supported on some previous generation Fire TV devices, including the Fire TV Cube (1st Gen), Fire TV (2nd Gen), Fire TV (3rd Gen — Pendant Design).