Today Amazon announced that YouTube is now live on some Fire TV devices, Right now you can add YouTube to the Fire TV Stick (2nd Gen), Fire TV Stick 4K, Fire TV Cube, Fire TV Stick Basic Edition, and on all Fire TV Edition smart TVs. The new and improved YouTube app will expand to Fire TV (1st, 2nd and 3rd Gen) and Fire TV Stick (1st Gen) in the coming months. Amazon says that YouTube TV and YouTube Kids launching later this year.
You can add YouTube to your Fire TV Stick HERE.
Amazon is also rolling out the Amazon Prime Video app to all Android TV devices starting later today.
Here is how Amazon describes the new apps:
Official YouTube App on Fire TV
Customers can find the new YouTube app tile in their ‘Your Apps and Channels’ row. The official YouTube app on Fire TV is better than ever with expanded Alexa voice controls that help customers find, launch, and control content (pause, play, rewind, fast-forward) using their voice. When they open the app for the first time they’ll be automatically prompted to download the app—once installed, they can simply say “Alexa, open YouTube” or click into the app to sign in to their existing YouTube account and access their full library of content including subscriptions, playlists, and recommendations. Plus, they can play compatible videos in 4K HDR at 60 fps on supported TVs and streaming media players. The new YouTube app will be the default YouTube experience for customers using a compatible Fire TV device, effective immediately.
Prime Video App on Chromecast and Android TV Devices
Chromecast and Chromecast built-in users, as well as Android TV users, now have access to the Prime Video catalog, including the latest seasons of Amazon Original series, like Good Omens, Fleabag and The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel, along with the newest Amazon Original movies such as The Jonas Brothers’ documentary Chasing Happiness and Guava Island starring Donald Gambino and Rihanna. Prime Video also offers access to 4K titles included with Prime at no additional cost and options to rent or purchase titles or choose from more than 150 Prime Video Channels including Showtime, HBO, CBS All-Access, Cinemax and STARZ. To use Chromecast on Prime Video, please download the latest Prime Video version from the Google Play Store or Apple App Store.
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