YouTube app arrives on Amazon Fire TV

By Xite - July 10, 2019
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Nearly after a year, the official YouTube apps is now available on the Amazon Fire TV devices and the Fire TV Edition smart TVs, as well as the Prime Video app for streaming to Chromecast and Chromeca....

The official YouTube app for Amazon Fire TV is now available on Fire TV Stick and Fire TV Stick 4K, both of which include the Alexa Voice Remote. Also, starting today the Amazon Prime Video app is available for streaming to Chromecast, Chromecast built-in devices, and Android TV devices.

Customers can find the new YouTube app tile in their ‘Your Apps and Channels’ row. The official YouTube app on Fire TV now comes 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.

Chromecast and Chromecast built-in users, as well as Android TV users, now have access to the Prime Video catalogue, including latest seasons of Amazon Originals like Made in Heaven, Mirzapur, Four More Shots Please!, Breathe, Inside Edge, the upcoming Comicstaan Season 2 (launching on July 12) and global Amazon Originals such as Good Omens, Fleabag, 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. 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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