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Twitter launches Android TV app for NFL streams and live video

A platform nobody uses has an app for something nobody watches

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If you’re an Android TV owner, and you had resigned yourself to watching tomorrow night’s Saints / Panthers game through the Twitter app on your smartphone, then Twitter has some good news for you. Variety reports that Twitter is launching an Android TV application to join the existing Apple TV, Xbox One, and Fire TV options for its live-streaming video service.

Similar to the Twitter app on other platforms, the Android TV version will offer easy access to Twitter’s live streams with a feed of highlighted tweets, alongside the ability to display Periscope broadcasts on a big-screen TV. Between Thursday Night Football games, election coverage, and other live events, it’s clear that the social media company is doubling down on video streaming, and the new options for software platform can only help with those ambitions.