The Cold War between Google and Amazon is officially over. And the end of hostilities means you can now watch YouTube on your Amazon Fire TV and stream Prime Video on Chromecast and Android TV. Everything without having to deal with solutions.
Google and Amazon Start a War
In 2015, Amazon stopped Google & # 39; s Chromecast. Amazon blamed this on the fact that Chromecast has never supported Prime Video. Of course, this didn't go too well in Google, and then a long conflict began between the two companies.
In 2017, Google repeated itself by pulling support for the official YouTube app out of Amazon products. And while it has always been possible to watch Prime Video on your TV using Chromecastspit meant using a solution rather than an official method.
Google and Amazon Call a Truce
Now, however, the two companies have put their weapons and called a ceasefire. A ceasefire, which means you can now see Amazon Prime Video on Chromecast and Android TVs and watch YouTube on Fire TVs using the official YouTube app.
In a post on the Keyword, Google explains how "current today can insert content right from the Prime Video app to your TV." You'll need "the latest Prime Video app and Android 5.0 or later or iOS 10.1 or later on your phone or tablet to receive the update ".
That's Prime Time! You can now watch Amazon Prime Video on Chromecast & Android TVs. Plus, access the official YouTube app on Amazon Fire TV. https://t.co/vaIL5ZVsnU
– Google (@Google) July 9, 2019
However, the company on the Amazon blog describes everything you need to know about the official YouTube app. It is currently available on Four TV Stick (2nd Gen), Four TV Stick 4K, Four TV Cube, Four TV Stick Basic Edition and all Four TV Edition smart TVs.
A great advantage of using the official YouTube app during one of the other solutions is support for Alexa voice controls. You can ask Alexa to play, pause, resume, rewind and rewind, regardless of what you see, or to play certain types of content.
A Victory for Cutting Consumers
It is time that these two technologies giants settled their differences. The thawing began in December 2018 when Amazon started selling Chromecast again. However, it has still taken another six months before the ceasefire is formalized and finalized.
This is great news for consumers who can now watch YouTube on Fire TV and watch Prime Video on Chromecast. Just a warning response if you plan to use Alexa voice controls though … Amazon retains Alexa voice recordings unless you delete them
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