Amazon Music app adds Chromecast support

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If you're an Amazon Music subscriber, give it a go and let us know if it's working for you. But Google's Chromecast wasn't one of them until now.

Of course, this support makes sense for both the companies and their consumers: Google gets another compatible service for its Chromecast while Amazon pleases owners (or future owners) of Google's product. Hopefully it's a sign Amazon and Google are willing to work a bit more closely together, and that I'll finally be able to cast Amazon Prime Video to my Android TV.

For those unfamiliar with the service, Amazon Music Unlimited is an on-demand music streaming platform which offers access to around 40 million songs. The app was last updated November 13, 2017. It can be accessed on a variety of devices, from mobile, to PC, to tablets and if you have any Alexa-voice enabled devices you can use them for hands-free control.

The Amazon Black Friday Deals Store will remain open until 11.59pm on Sunday November 26. Even today, you can not buy a Chromecast or Google Home from Amazon-and searches for either of those devices bring up Amazon equivalents including the Fire TV and various Echo devices.

Amazon did the same for the Apple's AirPlay and Apple TV, mind you, but then the companies announced in June that Amazon Prime Video would be making its way to the Apple TV by the end of the year.

Not long after Google made a decision to pull YouTube support from the Echo Show, it was reported that the company is thinking about launching its own Echo Show rival. Before the announcement of the forthcoming Echo Spot, the Echo Show was Amazon's only Echo device with a display, allowing it to play YouTube videos and other video content. Google claimed YouTube on the Echo Show violates its "terms of service" and created a "broken user experience".

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