YouTube is officially back on Fire TV devices starting today, almost a year and a half after Google pulled the app as part of a lengthy fight with Amazon. Additionally, Amazon’s Prime Video streaming is also launching today with support for Chromecast and more widespread Android TV devices, just as the two companies promised earlier this year.
According to Amazon, the YouTube app will be available on the following devices: the Fire TV Stick (2nd Gen), Fire TV Stick 4K, Fire TV Cube, and Fire TV Stick Basic Edition, along with Toshiba, Insignia, Element, and Westinghouse Fire TV Edition smart TVs.
Unlike the web browser workaround that Fire TV owners have had to use since Google pulled the original app, the official release is a full-fledged Fire TV app, complete with Alexa voice controls that will let users easily find content to watch.
Amazon promises that more Fire TV devices will be getting the YouTube app “in the coming months,” along with support for YouTube Kids and the live YouTube TV service that’s set to release later this year.
Notably absent from the announcement is Amazon’s Echo Show devices, which was excluded when Amazon and Google first announced the deal earlier this year and still has no official YouTube app. (Google’s own smart displays, like the Home Hub and recently released Nest Hub Max, do have YouTube support.)
On the Google half of things, Amazon’s Prime Video app for iOS and Android now will work with Chromecast devices, allowing users to stream videos from those apps directly to their TVs. And the Prime Video app for Android TV — which was previously limited to only a few devices, like the Nvidia Shield — is getting a much wider rollout, with the new app set to be available to download on compatible hardware today.