YouTube TV, the paid TV streaming service from Google, is now available on the Fire TV platform from Amazon. In a blog post, Amazon announced that the service is now available on a wide range of streaming sticks and streaming boxes, and it can also be found on smart TVs of the "Fire TV Edition" in which the Fire TV operating system is built-in . Following a price increase that Google announced in April, YouTube TV now costs $ 50 a month.
The reason why it took so long before YouTube TV arrived on the Amazon streaming platform is that Amazon and Google were stuck with a feud until April of this year. Google refused to allow its streaming apps on Amazon hardware and Amazon suppressed Chromecast support through its Amazon Prime Video streaming app. YouTube arrived on Fire TV in July, and now it's his live TV-focused brother or sister's turn.
From April this year, YouTube TV includes more than 70 live channels in the US, covering sports, news, entertainment and films. The newest channels that were added to YouTube TV were the Discovery line-up, including the Discovery Channel, as well as HGTV, Food Network and TLC. Other networks available on YouTube TV are CNN, ESPN and FX.
Amazon says the following devices should support YouTube TV:
- Fire TV Stick (2nd generation)
- Fire TV Stick 4K
- Fire TV Cube (2nd generation)
- Smart TV & # 39; s from Fire TV Edition (including models from Toshiba, Insignia, Element and Westinghouse)
- Fire TV Cube (1st generation)
- Fire TV (2nd generation)
- Fire TV (3rd generation – hanger design)
However, Amazon recommends that the Google service is not compatible with the Fire TV Stick or Fire TV of the first generation.