YouTube App Launches on Amazon Fire TV, Prime Video on Chromecast

Christine Persaud

Published: 07/09/2019 10:56:14 AM EST in Mobile

YouTube App Launches on Amazon Fire TV, Prime Video on Chromecast

The official YouTube app is now available worldwide through the Amazon Fire TV, and the Prime Video app is available for streaming to Chromecast, Chromecast built-in devices, and Android TV devices.

Users of the Amazon Fire TV Stick Basic Edition, Fire TV Stick 4K with Alexa Voice Remote, and Fire TV Edition smart TVs, can now access the YouTube app under the ‘Your Apps and Channels' row. It features expanded Alexa voice controls that help you find, launch, and control content, including pause, play, rewind, and fast forward, using your voice.

When you open the app for the first time, you'll be automatically prompted to download the app. Once installed, simply say "Alexa, open YouTube" or click into the app to sign in to your existing YouTube account and access your full library of content including subscriptions, playlists, and recommendations. You can also say things like "Alexa, show soccer highlights on YouTube" or "Alexa, find cooking videos on YouTube."

Additionally, you 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.

Additionally, beginning today, Chromecast and Chromecast built-in users, as well as Android TV users, now have access to the Prime Video catalog, including the latest seasons of Amazon Original series and movies.

Prime Video also offers access to 4K titles included with Prime at no additional cost or choose from more than 12 Prime Video Channels including hayu, STARZ, Nickelodeon, Super Channel, and STACKTV.

To use Chromecast on Prime Video, download the latest Prime Video version from the Google Play Store or Apple App Store.

Article Tags:  youtube, app, amazon, fire tv, prime video, chromecast, streaming, video, television


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