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Amazon and Google: YouTube on Fire TV and Prime Video on Chromecast

Amazon und Google: YouTube auf Fire TV und Prime Video auf Chromecast

Amazon and Google: YouTube on Fire TV and Prime Video on Chromecast
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Amazon and Google can come back together, as both companies had promised at the beginning of the year. The YouTube FireTV app is now available and Amazon's Prime Video app supports Chromecast devices.

The official YouTube Fire TV app eliminates the need for emergency solutions such as using YouTube through Amazon's Silk browser. In addition, there is the native app Alexa support, so for example about the app can be started. The YouTube app is available for the 2nd Generation Fire TV Stick and the Fire TV Stick 4K. In the coming months, the first generation Fire TV Sticks and the first generation Fire TV Sticks will also be operated. Also for YouTube Kids is an official app in progress, which will be completed this year.

New apps with Chromecast support

On the other hand, Amazon's Prime Video app is now available for Android and iOS with Chromecast support, so the content can be projected onto other devices. In addition, the app will henceforth be offered for significantly more TVs with Android TV, after this was only occasionally possible, for example, with Sony or the use of Nvidia Shield. The app should now be found on more devices in the Google Play Store.

Echo Show remains without YouTube

There was no announcement today, however, for the Echo show family, on their displays can still play a YouTube on a native, official app. Already for the first announcement of the approximation of Amazon and Google this device class was missing. The prime video app is just as little on the smart displays from Google to choose from, but YouTube is offered within the devices of the same company. In testing the Lenovo Smart Display, this was one of the screen's biggest strengths. Conversely, Amazon Prime Video can of course be used on the echo show devices.

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