Twitter is introducing new apps for Apple TV, Amazon Fire TV, and Xbox One for live streaming video.
The apps will allow users to view Twitter’s own streaming video that includes live streams of 10 NFL Thursday Night Football games, as well as content from MLB Advanced Media, NBA, Pac 12 Networks, Campus Insiders, Cheddar and Bloomberg News. User generated content from Vine and Periscope can also be seen.
Apple TV viewers will benefit from being able to view live video alongside Tweeted video clips.
“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.”
The apps won’t be available everywhere. Twitter for Apple TV is available globally via the App Store for Apple TV (4th generation). Twitter on Xbox One will be available in Australia, Brazil, Canada, Mexico, the UK, and the United States. Twitter for Amazon Fire TV and Fire TV Stick are available in the United States and the United Kingdom. Visit relevant app stores to access. People do not need a Twitter account or a cable or satellite subscription to access the HD streams.