YouTube Red works on the Amazon Fire TV and Fire TV Stick


For those curious, YouTube Red, the ad-free subscription service from YouTube, does work with the Amazon Fire TV and Fire TV Stick. You’re not going to get any of the added perks, like video downloads for offline viewing or background playback, like you’ll find on mobile phones and tablets, but YouTube Red subscribers who login on the Fire TV’s YouTube app will enjoy ad-free viewing as well as access to exclusive original content. After logging in you’ll find that the YouTube logo in the upper right will change to a YouTube Red logo, indicating you will no longer see any pre-roll advertisements when watching YouTube videos on Fire TV devices.

  1. stephen says:

    Why would anyone subscribe to youtube red for $10 month when you can get netflix or amazon prime, what a joke

    • AFTVnews says:

      With YouTube Red you also get Google Play Music, which is $10/month on its own. YouTube Red alone may not be worth it to most, but if you were considering subscribing to a music service anyway, it’s not a bad deal.

      • AJ says:

        Most people who have Fire TV or a firestick hack Kodi loaded on it and then you get free music TV and everything anyway so why would anyone pay $10 for anything? With Amazon Prime I just tell Alexa what to play and she plays it. The only reason to have YouTube Red is if you want to skip the ads which are only 5 Seconds long. YouTube red is for impatient people who have money to waste

    • jim barnes says:

      Any idea how many more people watch YouTube than watch Amazon Prime?

    • Elijah says:

      There are YouTube Red exclusives, just like Netflix. Full length movies, TV shows, and separate channels for popular YouTube channels. It is well worth the money and I’m excited to use it on Amazon Fire TV!

  2. Dave says:

    I found YouTube RED not to to work on the FireTV (latest 4k version I own) nor my roku3…

    • Rob says:

      Dave I have the same problem. It works on every device I own except my Firestick. I can’t play any purchased content. So I guess I really don’t own what I thought I purchased

  3. I called YouTube and they told me they don’t support YouTube red on firestick but are looking to do it in the future.

  4. I called YouTube and they told me they don’t support YouTube red on firestick but are looking to do it in the future.

  5. RedPenguin says:

    YouTube Red appears to work on the Fire TV Stick Gen 2 which ads at times like if you pause a video and come back an hour or so later but that seems more like a bug.

    Though music stopped playing once I exited the app, so backgrounding of YouTube Red at least doesn’t work.

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