Twitter is killing its apps for Roku, Android TV and Xbox

Twitter on Roku

Fun fact: Twitter had apps for Roku, Android TV and Xbox.

Another fun fact: Those apps will no longer work come May 24. While Twitter didn't explicitly say why, TechCrunch says it had to do with the new European General Data Protection Regulation, which goes into effect May 25 and is the reason all of your apps have been updating and letting you know that they're updating their privacy policies and basically making a mess of your inbox in the name of privacy.

Or something.

And apparently the Apple TV and Amazon Fire TV apps will remain in service.

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Why in the world would you use Twitter on your TV? Perhaps you're a glutton for punishment, or maybe you want in on the occasional exclusive content. (Before Amazon took over, Twitter was streaming Thursday night NFL games.)

So let's pour one out for Twitter on Roku, Xbox and Android TV — even if you never used 'em.

Phil Nickinson

Phil is the father of two beautiful girls and is the Dad behind Modern Dad. Before that he spent seven years at the helm of Android Central. Before that he spent a decade in a newsroom of a two-time Pulitzer Prize-finalist newspaper. Before that — well, we don't talk much about those days.