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YouTube TV is now available to watch on Amazon Fire TV devices. Google and Amazon were at war for several years, which adversely affected consumers. However, in 2019, the hostilities were called off, and we’re now seeing the fruits of those peace talks.
What Is YouTube TV?
At the beginning of 2017, Google launched YouTube TV. YouTube TV being Google’s live TV streaming service. For $50/month, subscribers can gain access to 70+ networks including ABC, CBS, ESPN, AMC, Discovery, Disney, FX, National Geographic, and more.
YouTube TV is one of a slew of viable alternatives to cable TV now available. But unlike many others, YouTube TV has never been available on Amazon Fire TV devices. Until now. And it’s all thanks to the thawing in relations between Google and Amazon.
How to Watch YouTube TV on Your Fire TV
On the Amazon Fire TV Blog, Amazon announced that YouTube TV is now available on Fire TV devices. The company implies that this is a response to customer feedback, but the improving relationship between Amazon and Google clearly helped as well.
YouTube TV is now available on most Fire TV devices, including the Fire TV Stick (2nd Gen), Fire TV Stick 4K, Fire TV Cube, Fire TV (2nd and 3rd Gen), and Fire TV Edition smart TVs. YouTube TV is not compatible with the Fire TV Stick (1st Gen) and Fire TV (1st Gen).
We heard A LOT of you are excited for us to team up with @AmazonFireTV. Starting today, YouTube TV is now supported on Amazon Fire TV devices. Add us now!
1??Go to your Fire TV home-screen ?
2??Search for & select “YouTube TV” ?
— YouTube TV (@YouTubeTV) September 30, 2019
Now that Amazon supports YouTube TV it’s very easy to watch YouTube TV on your Fire TV device. Assuming you already have an active YouTube TV account, just launch your Fire TV device, search for YouTube TV, and download the YouTube TV app to get started.
The Best Streaming TV Services
It’s great to see Google and Amazon putting their differences aside. After all, it was adversely affecting consumers as much as the companies themselves. And that annoys us. Thankfully, those consumers can now watch YouTube TV on their Fire TV devices.
Unfortunately, at $50/month, YouTube TV isn’t cheap. So, if YouTube TV is too expensive for you, be sure to check out our list of the best streaming TV services, which includes a selection of both free and paid options for cord-cutters.