Amazon and Google make peace

That means YouTube's apps will come to Amazon Fire TV while the Prime Video App is coming to Chromecast and Android TV.

YouTube users will be able to install a YouTube App on their Fire TV devices, signing into their YouTube accounts and accessing all of the streaming service's content. Later this year, we'll see Prime Video launch "across Android TV device partners" as well, but again, neither Amazon nor Google had anything to say about specific launch dates. But that experience isn't the most user-friendly, so the real losers in this situation were YouTube lovers that owned Fire TV devices. The good news is Google will bring it to more countries soon, so there's that. YouTube hasn't been available on Amazon devices since 2017.

Chromecast users will meanwhile have similar access to the Prime Video catalog.

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The news of the free, ad-supported YouTube Music service for Google Home devices follows last Friday's news (April 12), as first reported by Billboard, that online retail giant Amazon was planning to launch a free, ad supported music streaming service marketed through its Echo smart devices. Prime Video offers users exclusive features like X-Ray as well as access to 4K titles included with Prime at no additional cost.

Amazon is guided by four principles: customer obsession rather than competitor focus, passion for invention, commitment to operational excellence, and long-term thinking.

This deal doesn't address one of the sources of the original Amazon-Google feud: Echo Show devices. This information comes from a Google spokesperson.

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