Similarly, as Google opened the way of YouTube app on Fire TV, on the other side, Amazon will make Prime Video compatible on Android TV, Chromecast and Chromecast built-in devices soon rather than later. Consumers were the ones to suffer the most because of these companies' disagreements.
Amazon and Google are feeling friendly this week.
The two technology giants will launch their free services for their respective smart speakers: the Amazon Echo and Google Home. In addition, the OTT service will also be made available across Android TVs, while the YouTube TV and YouTube Kids apps will also come to Fire TV later this year.
Evidently though, it was only the select few that Amazon was actually happy to support, considering only Sony TVs and the NVIDIA SHIELD TV were allowed to offer the Prime Video app.
'Since the launch of Amazon Music, customers have been able to use the simplicity and magic of voice to request music in fun, innovative ways, ' Amazon wrote in a blog post. That was right around the time Amazon ramped up its small form factor Fire TV Sticks, a direct competitor to the Chromecast. Not having an official Amazon Prime Video app on Android TV has been listed as one of the reasons for Android TV to be trailing Roku, Fire TV, and the Apple TV.
This means you can go ahead and set YouTube Music as the default music streaming provider and then tell Google Assistant to play songs from it. "It's not! Starting today, YouTube Music is offering a free, ad-supported experience on Google Home speakers (or other Google Assistant-powered speakers)". A relief for Prime Video users who can now cast the content on their Chromecast connected TV.
With the YouTube app on Fire TV, users will be able t log in via their existing YouTube account and access their library, and play videos in on supported devices. Remember a Fire TV Stick with 4K support will be needed for this.