YouTube TV, the paid subscription television service from Google, has just released new apps for Roku and Apple TV devices. Chromecast and Android TV were the only television platforms where you could access the service prior to the release of these new apps. Unsurprisingly, an app for Amazon Fire TV devices has not been released, notably making it the largest streaming platform that YouTube TV does not support.
Since Google has chosen to deliberately make accessing YouTube difficult on Fire TV devices, it’s expected that their over-the-top streaming service would not be made available on Amazon’s streaming devices.
YouTube TV being held back from Fire TV devices will likely be used as one of the pawns in the conflict between Google and Amazon, just as Amazon is holding back Prime Video from Android TV devices. While Amazon has added a Prime Video app to the Google Play Store for Android TV devices, they have yet to make it downloadable on actual Android TV devices.
It’s unlikely for a YouTube TV app to be released for Fire TV devices until Amazon and Google make nice. For the time being, you can use the Silk Browser to load the desktop version of YouTube TV’s website and stream the service that way on a Fire TV device, but it’s far from a pleasant user experience.