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Twitter Pulling Off Its Apps From Android TV, Xbox And Roku

Twitter app for Apple TV remain safe for now.

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Twitter announced to kill its apps for TV including Roku, Xbox, and Android TV. The microblogging website will be pulling off the support from these devices on 24th May. This means the users who are interested in experiencing Twitter on bigger screen doesn't have many options now. This is not the first time the company is shutting its third-party apps, earlier this year Twitter also killed its app available for Mac

 

 

With this step, it is confirmed that the company wants all of its users to be converge only to primary apps and website version. However, the company did not disclose the true reason for killing all of its third-party supported apps. The decision may be due to the small output of the bigger ecosystem containing the apps with a small fraction of users. That made the company to shred some of the uninfluential apps to focus completely on its primary services for the users. 

Twitter launched the TV apps with the aim to promote its high-quality video contents and live events. In 2016, the company released the Apple TV Twitter app along with Fire and Xbox apps which are followed by the support for Roku. The social media app for Roku was launched in 2017 by the company that lasted only for a year. Suddenly moving away from the third party apps and abandoning them, one by one, Twitter must have a strong reason and future plan for that. 

Moreover, Twitter never had that much of high-quality video content for the TV users. The company’s live events and other content strategies weren't successful to attract many users via its third party TV apps. In order to continue fighting for the attention of the TV users, the company needed to compete with Netflix and Hulu. Along with this, we are already aware of the company’s behavior against the third-party apps. The social media platform recently revamped the Account Activities API that deactivates the push notifications and timelines. This year the company seems to be taking a number of hard steps in order to improve the platform including forcefully locking out the thousands of users.

After 24the May, one the company pulled off the support for Roku, Android TV, and Xbox, the users will be left with only Apple TV, which is not sure for how long. 
 

Akash Singh Chauhan
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Akash Singh Chauhan

Akash Singh Chauhan is a senior writer at MobileAppDaily and he mainly covers all the latest happenings and tweaks in mobile app technology. Being an Engineering graduate he is always compelled to the technology and tries to discover new trends in the tech world. Along with any tech news he also never misses a single episode of ‘Dragon Ball’.

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