Twitter Brings Live Streaming App to Android TV

Posted Mon Nov 21, 2016 at 07:45 AM PST by
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The platform's streaming content is now available through Android TV.  

Twitter has announced the release of its streaming app for Android TV. The app offers access to live video content, tweets, and more.

The Android TV Twitter app features all of the platform's live streaming content, including select NFL Thursday Night Football games, as well as videos from MLB Advanced Media, NBA, Pac 12 Networks, Campus Insiders, Cheddar and Bloomberg News. Likewise, users also get access to additional Twitter content like top Tweets, global Vines, and Periscopes.

In addition to Android TV, the Twitter Live Streaming app is also available on Xbox One, Amazon Fire TVFire TV Stick, and Apple TV (4th generation). The Apple TV app also includes an exclusive side-by-side video feature, allowing viewers to enjoy live premium video and check out Tweeted video clips at the same time. The app is free on all platforms and users do not need a Twitter account or a cable or satellite subscription to watch HD streams.

"These devices will bring Twitter's live streaming video experience to life on the TV screen," said Anthony Noto, chief financial officer at Twitter. "Twitter has always been a great complement to TV, and now fans can enjoy even more premium video with live Tweets — and the best content on Twitter — right from their TVs. We're excited to introduce this new experience to people, without requiring a paywall or having to log in to Twitter."

Outside of Twitter, the Android TV platform also recently added support for Sony's PlayStation Vue streaming service. The cloud based TV platform is now available on Android TVs running Android OS 4.4 or higher. 

Source: Google Play via Engadget

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Tags: Twitter, Android TV, Apps, NFL, Thursday Night Football, Streaming (all tags)