On April 18th, 2019 Google and Amazon announced that YouTube, YouTube Kids, & YouTube TV will be coming back to the Fire TV sometime this year. No date has been set but it looks like finally, Fire TV owners will have an official app for YouTube.
“We are excited to work with Amazon to launch the official YouTube apps on Fire TV devices worldwide,” said Heather Rivera, Global Head of Product Partnerships at YouTube. “Bringing our flagship YouTube experience to Amazon Fire TV gives our users even more ways to watch the videos and creators they love.”
Part of this deal will bring Amazon Prime Video to Android TV. “We’re excited to bring the Prime Video app to Chromecast and Android TV devices, and to give our customers convenient access to the shows and movies they love,” said Andrew Bennett, Head of Worldwide Business Development for Prime Video. “Whether watching the latest season of The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel, catching teams go head-to-head on Thursday Night Football or renting a new-release movie, customers will have even more ways to stream what they want, whenever they want, no matter where they are.”
This is great news for Fire TV owners as YouTube has been one of the few major streaming services that did not offer an official app on the Fire TV. For over a year now the Fire TV has not had an official YouTube app.