Amazon and Google are to
launch an 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.
“We are excited to work with Amazon to launch
the official YouTube apps on Fire TV devices worldwide,” said
Heather Rivera, Global Head of Product Partnerships at YouTube.
“Bringing our flagship YouTube experience to Amazon Fire TV gives
our users even more ways to watch the videos and creators they
YouTube app will be the easiest way for users to watch all of
their favorite 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 catalog 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 users
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.
“We’re excited to bring the Prime Video app to
Chromecast and Android TV devices, and to give our customers
convenient access to the shows and movies they love,” said Andrew
Bennett, Head of Worldwide Business Development for Prime Video.
“Whether watching the latest season of The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel,
catching teams go head-to-head on Thursday Night Football or
renting a new-release movie, customers will have even more ways to
stream what they want, whenever they want, no matter where they
The new apps are expected to launch in the
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