Despite its increasing rates, Google’s live streaming service, YouTube TV, has become a favorite among cord cutters. Today, on Amazon’s Fire TV streaming sticks and boxes, YouTube TV officially arrives.
Amazon and Google ended up finishing their feud earlier this year, with YouTube eventually arriving on Fire TV and Amazon Prime Video eventually getting assistance from Chromecast and expanding the availability of Android TV. Part of that promise was Amazon’s YouTube TV debut, but when that would be fulfilled was uncertain.
Amazon today announces in a blog post that YouTube TV is now available to users of Fire TV. The app operates as it does on other platforms like Roku and Android TV, and it also has the same interface. Amazon claims the following devices are compatible with the app:
- Fire TV Stick (2nd Gen)
- Fire TV Stick 4K
- Fire TV Cube (1st and 2nd Gen)
- All Toshiba, Insignia, Element, and Westinghouse Fire TV Edition Smart TVs
- Fire TV (2nd Gen)
- Fire TV (3rd Gen — Pendant Design)
This essentially leaves without compatibility the first-generation Fire TV Stick and Fire TV, but otherwise it’s a fairly expansive device list. The app is now available for U.S. customers through the Amazon Appstore.
We heard A LOT of you are excited for us to team up with @AmazonFireTV. Starting today, YouTube TV is now supported on Amazon Fire TV devices. Add us now!— YouTube TV (@YouTubeTV) September 30, 2019
1️⃣Go to your Fire TV home-screen 📺
2️⃣Search for & select “YouTube TV” 🗣