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Amazon Prime Video Can Now Access Chromecast And Android TV

To be clear, some Android TVs already have access to Prime Video, but Google says it will roll out to more TV models, set-top boxes and streaming devices starting today.

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This is a proof that Google and Amazon are no longer fighting over the video streaming, Prime Video is now available on Mountain View’s streaming devices. Both companies settled their differences last April. The terms of settlement allows both companies to stream their videos in each others hardware devices.

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In essence, you can now cast Good Omens or The Man in the High Castle from the Prime Video app to screens bigger than your phone or laptop using Chromecast devices ‘or Chromecast built-in’ or play the shows via the apps on an Android-powered smart TV.

To be clear, some Android TVs already have access to Prime Video, but Google says it will roll out to more TV models, set-top boxes and streaming devices starting today. You’ll be able to download the app from Google Play or by clicking the app icon on your TV’s home screen. Prime Video’s availability on Google’s devices is just half the story, though — the companies have also restored Fire TV’s access to YouTube.

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Google had blocked Fire TV’s access to YouTube in 2017 when it was still having fight with Amazon, and it remained inaccessible until now. The current agreement only applies to Fire TVs and not to Echo Show units, but now that both companies have settled their issues, a YouTube app for the device is very much possible now.

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