Amazon Fire TV users will no longer have to side load YouTube TV on to their devices (Read the official announcement here). The companies have been working out their differences which had led to both of them excluding the others products over time. Most famously YouTube’s standard app was unavailable on Fire TV at launch. After Amazon dropped a work around app it began to promote two browsers with the ability to deliver the full YouTube experience as an alternative. While there has long been a way to access YouTube and the millions of videos it houses, the YouTube TV service has not been an option via the Amazon App Store. YouTube TV, which is a separate service entirely is more along the lines of the cable replacement services like Sling TV, Hulu with live TV and others, could be downloaded to the device via workarounds such as third-party app stores and various file manager software, but such a process could be confusing for non technical minded people.
While the announcement went out this morning users may not have the app available yet. We searched the Amazon App Store on multiple Fire TV devices including the Fire TV Pendant, A Fire TV Stick and a Fire TV powered Element TV. None had the YouTube TV app. It is also not listed on Amazon’s website as of the publishing of this story. We expect this to change over the next 24 hours. Of note. The YouTube TV app is not compatible with Fire TV Stick (1st Gen) and Fire TV (1st Gen). That means if you have the original Black Box design you still will not get the app.
What Fire TV Models support YouTube TV?
Fire TV Stick (2nd Gen)
Fire TV Stick 4K
All-new Fire TV Cube
Fire TV Cube (1st Gen)
Fire TV (2nd Gen)
Fire TV (3rd Gen — Pendant Design)
All Toshiba Insignia, Element, and Westinghouse Fire TV Edition smart TVs