Twitter launches video apps for Xbox One, Amazon TV and Apple TV

Twitter Inc launched a new video streaming application for Apple Inc and Amazon.com Inc TV platforms, as well as Microsoft Corp's Xbox One gaming console as it brings its video content to the forefront.


Twitter Inc launched a new video streaming application for Apple Inc and Amazon.com Inc TV platforms, as well as Microsoft Corp's Xbox One gaming console as it brings its video content to the forefront. Shares of Twitter were up nearly 3 percent at $18.26 in early trading.

The application will also be available for users of these devices without a Twitter account or a pay-TV subscription, the company said in a statement on Wednesday. The application will feature video content from a number of Twitter's partners, including the National Football League and the National Basketball Association, as well as curated tweets and shorter video from its Vine and Periscope services.

The news comes a day ahead of the first of the 10 NFL Thursday night games that Twitter obtained streaming rights for in April. Jack Dorsey-led Twitter has made a significant push into video, signing deals with several media companies and sports organizations to stream major events.This

This comes right after the company announced the rollout of updates to Twitter messaging platform 'Direct Messages' with the addition of 'typing' indicator, read scripts and option to toggle them on and off. In addition, the company rolled out the platform for Amazon Voice platform, Alexa.

With inputs from Reuters

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