Premium Video Content Available Starting May 4
LOS GATOS, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Roku today announced the availability of the Twitter channel, allowing
Roku users to consume the best of Twitter’s live streaming video from
the comfort of their couch.
The channel features live streaming video available on Twitter, which
includes original programming and live simulcasts in sports,
entertainment, news, and politics. Additionally, people can browse
commentary via the Twitter timeline as they watch live events.
“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,” said Ryan Troy, product manager at Twitter. “Our new channel
gives Roku’s audience an easy way to watch live events and see what
people are talking about, keeping them connected to what’s happening.”
“Twitter live video streaming brings a new element to TV viewing with
access to major league sports and other crowd-pleasing moments,” said Ed
Lee, vice president of content acquisition at Roku. “Roku customers will
enjoy access to major video moments for free.”
The Twitter channel is available for free in the Roku Channel Store to
Roku users starting today and is accessible to anyone with a
current-generation Roku device regardless of whether they have a Twitter
About Roku, Inc.
Roku pioneered streaming for the TV and aspires to power every TV in the
world. As of March 2017, the Roku OS powered TV streaming for 14+
million monthly active accounts. Roku is known for streaming innovation
and high customer engagement, offering content providers and video
advertisers the best way to reach streaming audiences. Roku customers
streamed 9+ billion hours of video and music in 2016. Roku streaming
players and Roku TV models are available in 10 countries through direct
retail sales and licensing arrangements with TV OEMs and service
operators. The company was founded by Anthony Wood, inventor of the DVR.
Roku is privately held and headquartered in Los Gatos, Calif. U.S.
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