Roku’s Twitter channel brings livestreams to your living room
Twitter just announced a slew of new live content earlier this week and now Roku is giving its users a way to watch it all in their living room. The set-top box company revealed today a dedicated channel for all of Twitter’s live video on its range of streaming devices. This means that you’ll be able to follow along just like you would on any other Roku channel rather than through Twitter on mobile or the desktop.
Of course, this means Roku owners now have the option to watch live coverage of sports, news, politics and more from their sofa and on the biggest screen in their house. Twitter’s live video partners include Bloomberg, BuzzFeed, NBA, MLB, Live Nation and many more so there’s a range of stuff to choose from. And that includes an upcoming 24-hour news option. In addition to streaming the live content, the Roku channel will also feature a Twitter timeline to keep you up to speed on the conversation surrounding whatever you’re watching.
While the new channel will certainly come in handy, Roku is somewhat late to bring a dedicated option to its range of hardware. Apps for Apple TV, Amazon Fire TV and Xbox One added live Twitter streams to those devices back in September while Android TV tacked on the social network’s content in November.
Live Twitter video on Roku is available to all owners of a current-gen streaming device today via the Roku Channel Store. What’s more, you don’t need a Twitter account to watch, so anyone with the proper gear can tune in.