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Two years after a falling out, the détente between IT giant Google and ecommerce behemoth Amazon, first announced in April 2019, has now come to fruition with the launch and reintroduction of the companies’ video products on their popular devices.
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Effective immediately, the deal between the two firms will see the Prime Video app  be available for streaming to Chromecast, Chromecast built-in devices, and Android TV devices while the official YouTube app for Amazon Fire TV is launching on Fire TV Stick (2nd Gen), Fire TV Stick 4K, Fire TV Cube and Fire TV Stick Basic Edition.

The official YouTube app on Fire TV gives viewers access to a library of video content including music, how-to videos, entertainment, news, gaming and YouTube creators. Viewers can play compatible videos in 4K HDR at 60 fps on supported TVs and streaming media players. The YouTube app on Fire TV boasts expanded Alexa voice controls designed to help customers find, launch and control content using their voice.

The deal will also see Chromecast and Chromecast built-in users have access to over 2,000 apps for content and games, and users can cast content straight from the Prime Video app to their TV set. For such functionality viewers will need the latest Prime Video app and Android 5.0 or higher or iOS 10.1 or higher on their phone or tablet to receive the update. Chromecast Ultra users will gain access to 4,000 titles included with Prime at no additional cost.

Amazon added that in addition to the current roster of Android TV devices that have Prime Video, it will extend compatibility to more Android TV smart TVs, set-top boxes and streaming devices.