Google and Amazon bury years-long spat, bring YouTube to Fire Stick

Mail Online | 4/19/2019 | James Pero For
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Users of Amazon's Fire Stick and Google's Chromecast will be happy to know that a fight limiting their capability to use flagship apps from both companies has been put to rest.

For the first time since 2017, users of Amazon's Fire Stick will be able to use the official YouTube app to stream content while users of Google's Chromecast will now be able to stream videos using Amazon Prime.

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The announcement from the companies ends fallout from a spat stemming from Amazon's refusal to sell certain Google products on its platform -- among them, the Google Home and Nest camera products.

Because of what Google described as a 'lack of reciprocity,' according to a Reuters report, the company pulled the YouTube app from the Amazon Fire Stick and in in response Amazon disallowed Prime video capabilities on Chromecast, the Fire Stick's Google-backed competitor.

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'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 in a statement.

'Bringing our flagship YouTube experience to Amazon Fire TV gives our users even more ways to watch the videos and creators they love.'

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While Amazon Fire Stick users were able to subvert Google's blockade by using a third-party app that gave access to the YouTube...
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