Roku today announced the that the long awaited Twitter channel will be available today. This new channel will allow Roku users to consume the best of Twitter’s live streaming video from the comfort of their couch.
The channel will feature live streaming video available on Twitter, which includes original programming and live simulcasts in sports, entertainment, news, and politics. Additionally, people can browse commentary via the Twitter timeline as they watch live events.
“The Twitter channel on the Roku platform brings together the video and related conversation that surrounds live events to the largest screen in the house,” said Ryan Troy, product manager at Twitter. “Our new channel gives Roku’s audience an easy way to watch live events and see what people are talking about, keeping them connected to what’s happening.”
“Twitter live video streaming brings a new element to TV viewing with access to major league sports and other crowd-pleasing moments,” said Ed Lee, vice president of content acquisition at Roku. “Roku customers will enjoy access to major video moments for free.”
The Twitter channel will be available for free in the Roku Channel Store to Roku users starting sometime today and is accessible to anyone with a current-generation Roku device even if you do not have a Twitter account.
Update: Here is a link to the Twitter for Roku Channel: https://channelstore.roku.com/details/124910/twitter-for-roku
Twitter also has apps for the Apple TV and Fire TV along with several other devices.
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