- As promised, for most of its Fire TV devices, Amazon finally launched YouTube TV — Google’s $50-per-month web pay-TV package.
- As per Amazon, YouTube TV is available on Fire TV Stick 4 K, the latest Fire TV Cube, and all Toshiba, Insignia, Element, and Westinghouse Fire TV Edition intelligent TVs.
Being the fiercest of business rivals Google and Amazon, they’ve been patching stuff up lately. Amazon re-established YouTube assistance on its Fire TV platform in July, while Amazon Prime video streaming through Chromecast devices was enabled by Google.
As promised, for most of its Fire TV devices, Amazon finally launched YouTube TV — Google’s $50-per-month web pay-TV package.
The move comes after Amazon and Google achieved relaxation previously this year on their years of the company rivalry. Amazon introduced the free YouTube app on Fire TV devices under the contract in July, while Google added native Chromecast support for Amazon Prime Video.
As per Amazon, YouTube TV is available on Fire TV Stick 4 K, the latest Fire TV Cube, and all Toshiba, Insignia, Element, and Westinghouse Fire TV Edition intelligent TVs. It is also accessible on Fire TV systems of the past generation, including Fire TV Cube of the first generation, Fire TV of the second generation, and Fire TV of the third generation. (The YouTube TV app does not support Fire TV Stick or Fire TV designs of the first generation).
The service offers more than 70 channels, including local stations from all four main broadcasters — ABC, CBS, Fox, and NBC — in almost all U.S. markets as well as cable networks including Discovery, TNT, CNN, ESPN, and FX. The service offers up to six accounts per household with unlimited cloud DVR storage room (with recordings stored for up to nine months).
YouTube TV is not the only live TV service on Fire TV. For some moment now, free applications such as Pluto TV and Red Bull TV as well as subscription services such as PlayStation Vue and Philo have been accessible. There are also live sports and film channels in Amazon’s own Prime Video Channels. The firm recently added a Live TV tab to its Fire TV interface, which for easy browsing consolidates all compatible live services into a centralized user interface.
Now we are eagerly waiting for the service to be launched in India.