When rival companies become frenemies, more often than not it’s the consumers who lose out. Take Google and Amazon, for example; Amazon’s Prime Video service hasn’t been available on Google’s Chromecast and Android TV devices, and it’s been two years since Amazon pulled Google’s YouTube from its Fire TV devices. The result: two perfectly good streaming platforms with gaping gaps in their offering.
Thankfully, that’s all about to change, as it seems the two media giants have let bygones be bygones, settling their spat with a video streaming service agreement.
In the ‘coming months’, the YouTube app will arrive on Amazon Fire TV devices, Fire TV Edition smart TVs, while the Amazon Prime Video app will work through Chromecast, Chromecast built-in and Android TV devices.
YouTube TV and YouTube Kids apps will also come to Fire TV later this year.