After several years of open war between Google and Amazon, the two big companies have made peace, and their video and streaming services, and the users who consume them, are the ones who benefit most.
In 2015, Jeff Bezos’ company decided to remove from its catalogue the Chromecast and Google Home devices of its competitor. As a result, in 2017 YouTube was blocked in all Amazon products, which caused Google products to return to the largest online store on the Internet in December of that year.
Despite this momentary truce, the content transmission war has remained open between the two multinationals. Until last April when they announced that YouTube would again be compatible with the Amazon Fire TV device and Prime Video could be seen on Chromecast.
This Tuesday has become a reality and have shared it and celebrated both Amazon and Google on their websites.
Amazon Prime Video can already be seen on Chromecast, but it is necessary to update the application to its latest version and have a device with at least Android 5.0 or iOS 10.1. It will also be coming soon to other devices with Android TV.
YouTube has returned to the Amazon Fire TV Stick (2nd generation), Fire TV Stick 4K, Fire TV Cube and Fire TV Stick Basic Edition. It will also be compatible with Alexa’s voice commands.