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Twitter to Kill Its Official Apps for Android TV, Xbox and Roku

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Twitter to Kill Its Official Apps for Android TV, Xbox and Roku

It has not been much time since Twitter released its official apps for Android TV, Xbox and Roku. However, probably due to the negative response they have gained, the company is not interested in continuing the development. According to a latest tweet from the official handle of Twitter, the official apps for Android TV — along with those for Xbox and Roku — will not be available for public from May 24. This does not come as a surprise, since these apps were not receiving positive response from the common users of Android TV or Xbox, for that matter. It’s also part of the app-consolidation process the company has been doing.

According to what users say, the official Twitter apps for Android TV, Roku and Xbox were not offering proper access to the microblogging platform. On the other hand, it was showing commentary and follow-up data from the platform, which most people did not want. There were also claims that the development was very poor and that it was not the quality people were expecting from a company like Twitter. More importantly, most people did not want to look at the display feed if no proper interaction was possible with the world of Twitter.

With this move in effect, Twitter will be available on select devices only — but there is a universal web app that is accessible from every device. In fact, the move seems to have an impact on the overall reputation of the app quality. The to-be-killed official apps were known for their lack of ability that some YouTube videos even surfaced as a response to their launches. Although the company hasn’t explained anything, there may be better releases in the version. Quite recently, Twitter had pulled down the support for the Mac app and a few other API-based apps as well.

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