Amazon FireTV customers finally have a way to access YouTube again. No, Google isn’t allowing the app to be accessed just yet. And Amazon and Google are still fighting over who’s allowing what on who’s platform. The rescue here comes from Mozilla, which has just launched Firefox for the Amazon Fire TV. And with Firefox, you can access YouTube.
The rescue here comes from Mozilla, which has just launched Firefox for the Amazon Fire TV.
“Once installed, you can launch popular video websites like YouTube, load any website address, and search the web for videos to play full screen on the Amazon Fire TV and Fire TV Stick,” Mozilla wrote in a blog post. For the many FireTV and FireTV Stick users out there, this is incredibly good news.
To recap, Google pulled YouTube from Amazon’s Echo Show and FireTV devices recently, citing the fact that Amazon isn’t selling Chromecasts or Google Home devices on its platform. Amazon hasn’t offered a Prime Video app for these devices yet. The two companies seem to have locked horns on the issue, though the entire debate just hurts users of both of these companies.
On its part, Mozilla recently announced a new version of Firefox for PCs as well. Known as Firefox Quantum, the browser is supposed to be the fastest version of Firefox ever.