Amazon and Google end spat, bring YouTube to Amazon devices

Kelley Robertson
Апреля 22, 2019

People who have Google Home or any other Google Assistant-powered speaker need to make YouTube Music as the default streaming music on their speaker.

Similarly, Amazon's Prime Video will also support Chromecast devices and Android TV products.

As far as we can tell, Google is treading carefully in terms of how it pushes the YouTube Music ad-supported tier on its own smart speakers.

However, as Engadget points out, these changes are only applicable to Fire TV devices, the official YouTube app is not coming to the Echo Show, at least not yet, and there is no YouTube app planned for the Amazon Fire tablets. Coming later in the year will be dedicated apps for YouTube Kids and YouTube TV, the company's live, TV-streaming subscription service.

YouTube Music Premium also enables you to play background music through the YouTube Music app while using other apps and also enables you to download music for offline listening.

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Reaching a detente might help Amazon and Google continue to grow their user bases and fend off smaller rivls.

There is one caveat, however: the only device that seems to be left out of the agreement is the Amazon Echo Show, which likely won't have YouTube returned to it at all - a unusual move everything considered. Similarly, standalone YouTube TV and YouTube Kids apps will launch for Amazon Fire TV devices and Fire TV Edition smart TVs. Clearly, Amazon wanted people to just purchase a cheap Fire TV to watch that content on the big screen.

YouTube launched its music only service a year ago with a vast library of Music Albums.

Spotify, on the other hand, offers ad-powered music streaming on all compatible devices and is today the only major streaming service with a totally free tier.

As both announce together, the official YouTube app will return to Fire TV. And now, following this announcement, Amazon's more affordable 4K Fire TV hardware will be able to.

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