Twitter adds Apple TV integration to iOS app

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Twitter last year launched an app for Apple TV that focused on Twitter’s livestreamed content. While the Apple TV app offered lots of Twitter’s livestreamed content, including NFL games from last season, the app didn’t allow users to view their timelines.

As Twitter continues to accelerate its original programming plans, the social media platform is also apparently adding Apple TV support to its iOS app.

Spotted by Matt Navarra, the settings in the Twitter iOS app now show Apple TV options—though it still may only be a test feature. The settings options allow Apple TVs to discover an iOS device and automatically connect with an Apple TV. The settings allow users to push desired content to an Apple TV.

Twitter last year launched an app for Apple TV that focused on Twitter’s livestreamed content. While the Apple TV app offered lots of Twitter’s livestreamed content, including NFL games from last season, the app didn’t allow users to view their timelines. With the new iOS integration, it appears Twitter users will now be able to do that.

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Twitter also launched its livestreaming video app on Roku earlier this month.

RELATED: MLB, Live Nation and more sign content deals with Twitter

As Twitter continues work on deepening device compatibility, the company has intensified focus on video content. Twitter recently held its first Digital Content NewFronts presentation and announced live programming partnerships with 12 publishers.

Specifics of the new agreements include:

  • WNBA will livestream a weekly regular season game on Twitter (20 total per season) during the 2017, 2018 and 2019 seasons
  • MLB will livestream a weekly game and will also air an original three-hour program featuring highlights and look-ins for MLB teams
  • Stadium, a new 24/7 college sports network, will begin livestreaming on Twitter within the next few months
  • The Players’ Tribune will debut #Verified, a live show allowing athletes to connect with fans on Twitter
  • The PGA Tour will expand its agreement with Twitter and livestream 360 degree video from upcoming tournaments
  • Bloomberg will launch a 24/7 news network
  • The Verge will debut a weekly live gadget show called Circuit Breaker
  • BuzzFeed will debut MorningFeed, a daily news show
  • Cheddar’s live Opening Bell will stream daily on Twitter
  • Live Nation will livestream select concerts from artists including Zac Brown Band, Train, Portugal, The Man, August Alsina and Marian Hill
  • IMG Fashion will debut a live fashion program
  • Propagate will debut a live entertainment news program

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