Staring May 24th, Twitter will no longer be available on Roku, Android TV, or Xbox, the company announced this morning in a tweet. The move comes as the social media company attempts to comply with Europe’s new data-privacy law. Instead of making changes to the app in order to comply the European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), the company has opted to shut down the apps, likely because they generated little to no traffic. Twitter apps will still be available on Apple TV and Amazon Fire TV.
The move comes as the company continues its push into live video. At the most recent NewFronts event, Twitter announced over 30 new or renewed video partnerships that it closed with company’s including ESPN, Vox Media, Viacom, VICE, and Disney.
On Thursday, May 24, Twitter for Roku, Twitter for Android TV and Twitter for Xbox will no longer be available. To get the full Twitter experience, visit https://t.co/fuPJa3nVky on your device or desktop.
— Twitter Support (@TwitterSupport) May 22, 2018