Amazon and Google deliver on TV peace deal

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While Prime Video app never had casting support, Google used to have an official YouTube app on the Fire TV platform.

"Chromecast and Chromecast built-in users have access to over 2,000 apps for content and games, and starting today, you can cast content straight from the Prime Video app to your TV", Google said in a statement. Prime Video is a part of the Prime membership scheme, which is essential to take part in the Prime Day sales. luckily, there is a free trial.

Combined with support for Prime Video on Android TV and Chromecast (more on that in a separate story), this is welcome news for fans of connected living rooms.

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As for Prime Video users, this truce between two of the biggest tech giants means that you'll now be able to stream originals like Fleabag and Good Omens from your phone to that massive Chromecast-enabled smart TV in your living room.

YouTube app on Fire TV. Amazon resumed selling the Chromecast adapters in December 2018. Then in April, the two companies announced that the feud was over - YouTube was coming back to Amazon Fire TV, while Prime Video would come to Chromecast. This should never have been too far out of Google's way, since Amazon's platforms run a version of Android anyway. Prime Video also offers access to 4K titles included with Prime at no additional cost and options to rent or purchase titles or choose from more than 150 Prime Video Channels including Showtime, HBO, CBS All-Access, Cinemax and STARZ.

Likewise, Amazon still does not sell any of Google's smart speakers or screens although it does stock other Nest-branded devices.

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