will collaborate to bring their streaming services to each-other's platforms, the two companies said Thursday.
Amazon's Fire TV
users will be able to access the official YouTube
app, and likewise Chromecast
TV users will finally be able to watch Amazon's video content. However, a specific time has not been announced by the companies.
In addition, Amazon's Prime Video
will be broadly available across Android
TV device partners. Standalone YouTube
TV and YouTube
Kids apps will launch later this year on Fire TV
devices and Fire TV
Edition smart TVs where available.
The agreement ends an almost 4-year long conflict between YouTube
and Amazon, when Amazon
stopped selling Google’s Chromecast
streaming adapter on its web store.
"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.
"We're excited to bring the Prime Video
app to Chromecast
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.