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YouTube app returns to Amazon Fire TV, Prime Video gets Chromecast support

On: July 10, 2019

Back in 2017, a spat between Google and Amazon resulted in the YouTube app being taken off Fire TV devices. Following this, Chromecast support was axed for Amazon’s Prime Video app. Today, both these features have finally returned. Back in April, the two giants announced that both these features would return, and now they are finally rolling out for users. Until now, Fire TV users could use YouTube on the browser, but the app couldn’t be downloaded.

For Indian users, the official YouTube app has been launched on Fire TV Stick and Fire TV Stick 4K. Both of these are equipped with the Alexa Voice Remote. Consumers will also be able to stream the Prime Video App via Chromecast, Chromecast built-in devices and Android TVs. Using this feature, users can cast content from Prime Video from their smartphones to televisions.

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YouTube app now available on Fire TV devices

Related read: Amazon Fire TV Stick Will Now Let Users Search And Stream Netflix Shows

The YouTube app can be found in ‘Your app and channels’ row and it comes with Alexa voice controls through which users can control the app by saying “Alexa, open YouTube”. Compatible videos in 4K HDR at 60fps can be played, and the new app will be the default YouTube experience for the users from today. Google is also likely to launch YouTube TV, which is a subscription-based service and YouTube Kids which is kids-centric for Fire TV users before the end of 2019.

Chromecast and Chromecast built-in users can now access the latest Prime Originals and movies. Prime Video also offers access to 4K titles included with Prime at no additional cost. To use Chromecast on Prime Video, they have to download the latest Prime Video version from the Google Play Store or Apple App Store.

Are you excited about the return of these apps? Let us know in the comments section below and stay tuned to Pricebaba for more updates.

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