Twitter Ups its Live Streaming Game

Twitter (NYSE:TWTR) announced the launch of a new live video streaming app for Apple TV, Amazon Fire TV, and Microsoft's Xbox One. The ...

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Twitter (NYSE:TWTR) announced the launch of a new live video streaming app for Apple TV, Amazon Fire TV, and Microsoft's Xbox One.

The free apps will feature all live streaming video available on Twitter (including 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), and other Twitter content such as top Tweets and top global Vines and Periscopes. The apps will be available to anyone who owns the devices, regardless of whether they have a Twitter account or a pay TV subscription.

The free apps are rolling out in select markets around the world starting today. 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 United Kingdom, and the United States. Twitter for Amazon Fire TV and Fire TV Stick are available in the United States and the United Kingdom.

"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."

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