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Official YouTube app on Fire TV and Casting support for Prime Video

Looks like Google and Amazon finally stopped their fight. YouTube official app which was taken down by Google in April is getting updated and re-released to all Fire TV devices. And on the other end, Amazon is enabling casting support for its Amazon Prime Video app on both of its Android and iOS apps, which means Chromecast users can enjoy Prime Video on their TVs. You’ll need the latest Prime Video app and Android 5.0 or higher or iOS 10.1 or higher on your phone or tablet to receive the update.

YouTube TV and YouTube Kids are also expected to come to Fire TV not so late after this. The official YouTube app is now available on the Fire TV Stick, Fire TV Stick 4K, Fire TV Cube, Fire TV Stick Basic Edition, and all Fire TV Edition smart TVs. The official YouTube app supports 4K HDR videos at 60 fps on supported TVs which the non-official app in Fire TV doesn’t. The app also works with Amazon Alexa, that means you can use voice commands to watch videos on YouTube. This is a win-win for everyone and mostly for the users of these devices who are missing these features for the past few months.

All this is coming a few months after Google and Amazon agreed to support YouTube and Prime Video in each other respective platforms. After this, there is also a possibility of increased YouTube and Google apps support on Kindle, but its just a speculation. Google has released a blog post regarding YouTube support on Fire TV devices you can read it here. Now more than ever, there are many ways to tune into the videos, shows, and movies you love on the devices you use every day.

Akshay Varma
Akshay Varma is a senior Journalist with Mass Media Communications Degree from Aurora Degree College. He writes mostly on Movies and Trending Topics


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