On Wednesday, Twitter launched an app for Apple TV, which will allow users to stream the first 10 Thursday night games of this year’s NFL season. Twitter was awarded NFL streaming rights earlier this year.
Besides football, the free Twitter app also highlights other content, including the NBA, MLB, and Bloomberg TV. Top tweets and popular Vine and Periscope posts are also featured.
Twitter has released similar apps for Amazon Fire TV and Microsoft Xbox One. However, only the Apple TV app allows users to watch live video and tweeted video clips at the same time.
In April, Twitter secured the NFL’s Thursday night streaming rights against Verizon, Yahoo, and Amazon.com. Facebook and Apple were also in the running at one time.
Last December, the NFL sent formal requests for its “Thursday Night Football” package. For the first time, the request included a digital streaming component. In February, the NFL announced that CBS and NBC would each air five games on Thursday nights. All of those games are simulcast on the NFL Network.
During Thursday night NFL games, you can live stream all of the action. At the same time, you can see the world react via Twitter, Vine, and Periscope. In 2016, Twitter has streaming rights to 10 NFL games.
You can check out the latest news headlines with ease thanks to the Twitter app for Apple TV. Move between topics or go further in-depth using the Apple TV Remote or Remote app for iOS.
Twitter has brought Moments to Apple TV. You can see what others are saying about current news topics. In real time, of course.
You can download the new Twitter app from the Apple TV App Store.