Twitter is bringing Live Video to Roku with its TV app

  • Twitter is bringing Live Video to Roku with its TV app

Twitter is bringing Live Video to Roku with its TV app

The implementation is similar to Twitter's apps on Apple TV, Fire TV, and Xbox One, which all launched over the past few months. It's clear that Twitter is turning their attention to live video, and it looks like they're doing it well. However, they can't really do that without Roku. Twitter has developed apps for smart TV platforms which enable users to easily tune into its video offerings through their televisions.

The Twitter channel is now available for free on Roku streaming players and Roku TV models in the US. This translates to a random selection of entertainment, big events, sports, news and other original content. The company will broadcast WNBA games and a new MLB show (it already streams one baseball game per week), and Live Nation will broadcast some concerts through the app. Oh! At the same time, you will see a list of relevant tweets that scroll by as you watch what you want.

This week, Twitter announced a slew of new programming coming this year. Last year, Twitter also streamed a handful of National Football League games on its service though it since has lost the rights for the upcoming National Football League season to Amazon.

It enables users to live stream content offered on Twitter and also see the conversation surrounding that content taking place on Twitter alongside the stream.

That's a decent investment for the future, but things aren't great right now. In March, Twitter officially unveiled the Periscope Producer API, which makes it possible to stream high-quality video footage from external cameras, drones, and studio feeds. That's likely because there's little coherence to it. Twitter is getting the important devices on board, but it still needs to put forward a product that actually feels important.