Amazon and Google announced that in the coming months, the two companies will launch the official YouTube app on Amazon Fire TV devices and Fire TV Edition smart TVs, as well as the Prime Video app for streaming to Chromecast and Chromecast built-in devices. In addition, Prime Video will be broadly available across Android TV device partners, and the YouTube TV and YouTube Kids apps will also come to Fire TV later this year.
The flagship YouTube app will be the easiest way for users to watch all of their favourite YouTube content on Fire TV. Users will be able to sign in to their existing YouTube account, access their full library of content, and play videos in 4K HDR at 60 fps on supported devices. In addition, standalone YouTube TV and YouTube Kids apps will also launch later this year on Fire TV devices and Fire TV Edition smart TVs where available.
Chromecast and Chromecast built-in users, along with Android TV users, will have easy access to the Prime Video catalogue including the latest seasons of Amazon originals like the marvelous mrs. maisel, hanna, homecoming, bosch, catastrophe and the grand tour, along with Amazon Original movies like Donald glover’s guava island, and Academy Award-nominated films like the big sick and cold war. Prime Video offers user’s exclusive features like X-Ray as well as access to 4K titles included with Prime at no additional cost. With Prime Video users can also rent or purchase titles or choose from more than 150 Prime Video Channels including Showtime, HBO, CBS all-access, Cinemax and STARZ.