Twitter Launches Streaming Video App for Apple TV, Amazon Fire TV
The app launches one day before its deal to stream Thursday Night Football begins.
People who want to watch video on Twitter will now be able to do so from their living rooms.
The social network on Wednesday announced the launch of streaming video apps for Apple TV, Amazon Fire TV and Xbox One.
The free apps, which don't require a person to log into Twitter to watch video, will feature all live streaming video that is available on Twitter, including its package of 10 NFL Thursday Night Football games that it begins streaming this week. Twitter also has struck deals for live streaming content from the NBA, Pac 12 Networks, Cheddar and Bloomberg News, among others. Top tweets, Vines and Periscopes also will be featured within the app.
On Apple TV, specifically, viewers will be able to watch the live video streams and tweeted video clips side-by-side.
"These devices will bring Twitter's live streaming video experience to life on the TV screen," Twitter CFO Anthony Noto said in a statement. "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."
The launch of the apps is the latest in Twitter's efforts to boost video content available to users. The company announced in June that it would expand the video limit for posts by users from 30 seconds to 140 seconds.