fbpx
Generic selectors
Exact matches only
Search in title
Search in content
Search in posts
Search in pages
Facebook Fanpage
Twitter Feed
618 Following
860 Followers
Here’s Why Brands Need To Keep An Open Mind About Mobile Apps! https://t.co/AEBZHw1MVS via @techbooky https://t.co/aGKmX3FS5t
yesterday
Here Are 3 Cryptocurrencies That Turned $10,000 Into At Least $1,000,000 #cryptocurrency https://t.co/GGLfdJhR50 https://t.co/EiUXj4ve7y
yesterday
Fintech Industry Offers The New Checkout Concept With Buy Now Pay Later Payment Option #fintechhttps://t.co/yb3vOjCkvj
yesterday
6 Essential Tactics To Run A Profitable Delivery Business https://t.co/uTNBT8fbE7
yesterday
Browse By Categories

Twitter Is Killing Its Apps For Xbox One, Roku, And Android TV

Share

If you’re one of those people who enjoy using Twitter on their TV, you’re in for some bad news. Twitter today announced that it will discontinue its apps on the Xbox One, Roku, and Android TV. The apps will no longer be available beginning this Thursday, May 24.

The report was first sighted on twitter support page, after a tweet on the cancellation of their app on listed device. The tweet which reads:

“On Thursday, May 24, Twitter for Roku, Twitter for Android TV and Twitter for Xbox will no longer be available. To get the full Twitter experience, visit https://twitter.com on your device or desktop.

The Android TV app was published in late 2016, and it allowed users to watch Twitter live streams (football, coverage of political events, etc) and view Moments. It was last updated in December 2017 and currently sits at 10,000-100,000 installations, so it’s not surprising why Twitter would decide to end development. The Roku and Xbox apps offered similar functionality.

The Twitter Roku app was one of the later TV apps to arrive, launching just a year ago, following the September 2016 launch of the Apple TV, Fire TV and Xbox One apps. At the time, the company touted the app as a way for people to “…watch live events and see what people are talking about, keeping them connected to what’s happening.”

The move by the company isn’t a huge surprise; Twitter hasn’t always been super supportive of third-party apps. As recently the company made changes to the Account Activity API that could stop push notifications and timelines from working as they currently do. If you really need to tweet from your television, there’s still the Apple TV Twitter app, although its existence isn’t guaranteed on how long it will be supported.

Let’s look at the brighter side, the action taken by the company is almost definitely for the best as Twitter is killing off these apps, as it’s long overdue. This will sure allow the company place its focus on more important things, like trying to continue turning a profit.

Total
1
Shares
Previous Post

Google Maps For iOS Brings In An Old Waze Feature To Customise Your Navigation Icon

Next Post

Facebook Now Has 26 Million Active Users In Nigeria

Related Posts

Subscribe Our Newsletter

Subscribe

Never miss an important Tech news again

   
HTML Snippets Powered By : XYZScripts.com