Twitter's TV video app is now available on Roku

Twitter loves live video, like its other social networking peers.

The announcement of Roku's support for Twitter's live video channel follows shortly after Twitter said it will increase its focus on video content in an effort to differentiate its platform and create new revenue growth avenues. If you are interested, Twitter's channel is now available for Roku streaming players and Roku TV models in the United States. Twitter announced some 16 new content partners this week, ranging from sports to news and entertainment.

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The company also detailed a number of other deals at its first-ever NewFront presentation in NY this week, including new and expanded sports deals with the WNBA, MLB, NFL, PGA Tour, Player's Tribune, and Stadium Network, as well as news and entertainment deals with Verge, BuzzFeed, Cheddar, Viacom, Dick Clark Productions, Propagate, IMG Fashion, and Live Nation. 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.

Twitter announced this week that in Q1 2017 it streamed more than 800 hours of live premium video across 450-plus events that reached 45 million unique viewers, up 31% from Q4 2016. It recently inked an agreement with Bloomberg to broadcast news from the network around the clock for instance. Users can select any of the live events that are running, regardless if they're streaming at the same time. In addition to being available at no cost to Roku's existing customers, Twitter's TV app also doesn't require users to have a Twitter account to access it, though their viewing experience will likely be more personalized if they do.

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"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", Ryan Troy, product manager at Twitter, says. This represents a big launch for Roku, bringing an often requested video service to the popular streaming set top boxes and sticks.

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  • Nancy Warren