With this agreement, Prime Video users will be able to use Chromecast and YouTube users will be able to send content to Amazon’s Fire TV. After several years of bad gestures and disinterest from two of the largest technology companies in the world, Amazon and Google have signed peace. Amazon announced today that the two companies will bring their video apps to both platforms.
Amazon will approve an official YouTube application for Fire TV and YouTube users will be able to send content to their Fire TV as if it were a Chromecast, being compatible with 4K HDR video and 60fps.
YouTube TV and YouTube Kids applications will also reach Fir TV by the end of the year.
On the other hand, Prime Video users will finally have support for Chromecast, which will allow them to play videos and series from the Amazon platform on their devices or TVs with Android TV.
More options to send video content to Google and Amazon users
This deal will allow Amazon Prime Prime to be more present among TVs with Android TV, as an official application for this software will arrive.
The disagreement between Amazon and Google was part of a war to make its devices more present among their stores.
The war between the two companies has been bad for consumers. So much for the user of Amazon for not being able to buy products from Google or use Prime Video on a Chromecast, as for those of Google.
At Amazon, it is impossible to find a Chromecast for sale or one of the Google Home speakers and for now, it will be maintained in this way. The deal only affects its streaming video platforms.