A long-awaited update in online streaming has been pushed as the feud between two tech giants — Google and Amazon — seems to have ended as Amazon Prime Video will now be officially available on Chromecast and Android TV, while YouTube will be available on select Fire TV devices.
Users will need the latest Prime Video app, Android device running version 5.0 or higher, iOS device running version 10.1 or higher, to receive the update.
Select Android TV devices already have Prime Video and others are set to get it soon as the rollout began on Tuesday. Prime Video can be downloaded on Android TV by clicking the app icon from the Home screen or in Google Play.
The official YouTube app is also being rolled out on Amazon Fire TV. Fire TV Stick (2nd Gen), Fire TV Stick 4K, Fire TV Cube, Fire TV Stick Basic Edition, and Toshiba, Insignia, Element, and Westinghouse Fire TV Edition smart TVs will now be able to download and surf the official YouTube app.
Support for additional devices will be rolled out in the coming months. YouTube TV and YouTube Kids will be launched later in 2019.
Google Keep on the web gets Dark mode
While Keep on Android got Dark mode earlier this year, users will now also be able to enable Dark mode while working on Google Keep on the web. To enable dark mode, go to Settings located in the top part and select Enable Dark mode from the drop-down menu.
The dark mode is one of the most sought after features as it makes for a better viewing experience in low-light conditions. Users can expect Dark mode in the next two weeks as the gradual rollout began on July 9, 2019.
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