Twitter launches Android TV app for NFL streams and live video

Twitter now has an Android TV app, bringing all of its amazing video content straight to your living room’s HDTV.

By saying amazing, I’m being somewhat sarcastic, considering Twitter’s video content is only as good as the content that its users provide to followers.

While Twitter does have agreements to stream Thursday Night Football and plenty of election coverage, the rest of the media available on the site is pretty much all user generated. 

Once you’ve booted up Twitter on Android TV, you are met with a single channel – that channel being whatever account Twitter wants to highlight.

Below that, you are met with something similar to Twitter’s Moments timeline. Essentially, it’s a hodgepodge of videos based on news and other current happenings.

The fact that the Android TV app comes halfway in the season tells us a bit about the popularity of Google’s Android TV platform, but it’s still good news for anyone who owns a Nexus Player, a current-generation Sony TV or even a Xiaomi streaming box.

Twitter spent a reported $10 million for the rights to the NFL’s Thursday Night Football.

Its first NFL stream in September was seen by a total of 2.1 million viewers, with 243,000 viewers tuning in at any given time.

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