The pointless Amazon and Google streaming feud officially ends today

YouTube on Amazon Fire TV

The ability to watch Amazon Prime Video on Chromecasts and Android TV devices is also rolling out today. It's available on Fire TV Stick (2nd Gen), Fire TV Stick 4K, Fire TV Cube, Fire TV Stick Basic Edition, and Toshiba, Insignia, Element, and Westinghouse Fire TV Edition smart TVs. As you can probably guess, the YouTube app also works with Alexa, with expanded Alexa voice controls allowing Amazon users to issue commands like, "Alexa, play Women's World Cup Highlights" - without even having to specify or say the word "YouTube".

Those who have been keeping up with tech news over the past couple years may be aware that Amazon and Google have been engaged in a lengthy dispute. Amazon resumed selling the Chromecast adapters in December 2018.

Amazon confirmed the YouTube app launch on its platform via a tweet.

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For several years now, YouTube has been absent from Amazon's suite of Fire TV streaming systems and, in return, Prime Video has been absent from Google's casting dongles as well as from most Android TV systems. "Just select, download, and install the app to start streaming". There is a new official YouTube app available on Amazon's streaming devices.

On the other hand, Amazon is adding Chromecast compatibility to its Prime Video app on Android (5.0 and above) and iOS (10.1 or higher). This should never have been too far out of Google's way, since Amazon's platforms run a version of Android anyway.

With Prime Video very much in ascendance following a string of high profile releases (Good Omens, Jack Ryan, Hannah, the new season of The Man In The High Castle and please hurry up with The Expanse S4), the app's lack of Chromecast support gave a large chunk of users no way to watch videos from the service on the largest screen in the house. It promised to bring back Chromecast on its store and work with Google on an official YouTube app.

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