YouTube TV is now available on Amazon’s Fire TV platform. Amazon announced in a blog post that the service is available now on a wide range of its streaming devices. It can also be found on “Fire TV Edition” smart TVs, which have the Fire TV operating system built in. The cost for YouTube TV is currently set at $50 per month.
Amazon and Google have been engaged in a long term feud that has since disabled the ability to use Google services on Amazon equipment.. Google refused to allow its streaming apps on Amazon hardware, and Amazon withheld Chromecast support from its Amazon Prime Video streaming app. YouTube arrived on Fire TV back in July, and now it’s the turn of its live TV-focused sibling which is great news for live content consumers.
YouTube TV includes over 70 live channels around the US, which cover sports, news, entertainment, and films. The latest channels to be added to YouTube TV were Discovery’s lineup, including the Discovery Channel as well as HGTV, Food Network, and TLC. Other networks available on YouTube TV include CNN, ESPN, and FX.
Amazon has provided a list of devices that should now support YouTube TV:
- Fire TV Stick (2nd Gen)
- Fire TV Stick 4K
- Fire TV Cube (2nd Gen)
- Fire TV Edition smart TVs (including models from Toshiba, Insignia, Element, and Westinghouse)
- Fire TV Cube (1st Gen)
- Fire TV (2nd Gen)
- Fire TV (3rd Gen — Pendant Design)
However oddly, Amazon advises that Google’s service is still not compatible with the first-generation Fire TV Stick or Fire TV. Oh well I guess we shouldn’t complain too much as we see giant leaps for the two tech giants.