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How to Install and Access Twitter(X) on Android TV/Box

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Twitter on Android TV

More than tweets, Twitter (X – new name) has grown into a mini streaming app. You can watch the edited videos and the best moments on Twitter from both popular and unpopular accounts. It is always better to watch the videos on TV. Though Twitter is unavailable for Android TV, you can access Twitter on your TV through sideloading and some other ways.

Unlike Facebook on Android TV, you will get a limited number of media content to view on Twitter. Twitter is a powerful writing medium where you can find many insightful threads. You can read those threads on your TV for better viewability on a smartphone or PC. Also, you can save videos from Twitter using VidMate app on your Android TV.

Now, you will learn the simplest way to get Twitter on your Android TV. In case you are not a fan of sideloading, we have two other options, such as browsing and casting for streaming Twitter on your TV.

How to Sideload Twitter(X) APK on Android TV

As we mentioned earlier, the Twitter app is not available for Android TV. So, you need to sideload its APK file with the help of Downloader on Android TV to stream its content.

1. Turn on your Android TV and head to the Apps section.

2. Locate the Google Play Store and launch it.

3. Click the Search icon and type Downloader in the required field.

4. Locate the Downloader app developed by AFTVnews and hit the Install button.

Install Downloader on Android TV

5. Wait for a while to download and install the Downloader app on your device.

6. Once the Downloader app is installed successfully, press the home button on your remote.

7. Now, navigate to the Settings icon from the home page.

8. From the options, go to Device Preferences → Security & Restrictions.

Click Security & restrictions

9. Click Unknown Sources → Turn on the Downloader toggle.

10. Now, get back to the home screen and launch the Downloader app.

11. Accept the storage and other permissions asked by the app on your TV.

12. Choose Home from the left pane, and type the below-mentioned URL in the required field.

Enter Twitter APK link to download on Android TV

Download link for Twitter APK latest version: bit.ly/46E5178

13. Click Go to download the APK file on your Android TV.

14. Once the file is downloaded, open it and click Install.

15. Then, click Open to launch the app and share your opinions publicly.

How to Watch Twitter(X) Using Browser

Telegram has a dedicated webpage that lets you use it if you don’t have an app on your device. As the simplest way, you can access the Twitter platform on your TV through its web version. For that, you have to use any of the best web browsers on your Android TV.

1. Open a web browser on your Android TV.

2. Enter the URL www.twitter.com in the address bar and go to that website.

3. Hit the Create account button if you don’t have an account on Twitter or click the Sign in option if you already have a Twitter account.

Twitter Log in

NOTE: For account creation, you should complete five steps that ask you for your basic information like name, phone/email, date of birth, and more.

4. After creating or entering into your Twitter account, you can start checking the tweets of your friends or celebrities on your Android TV.

5. Then, you can start checking the tweets of your friends or celebrities on your Android TV.

How to Cast Twitter(X) on Android TV

If you can’t find the cast icon on the Twitter app, then you need to use the screen mirroring feature of your Android smartphone to stream the app’s interface to your TV screen.

1. Connect the Android TV to a WiFi network in which your smartphone is connected.

2. Install the Twitter(X) app from the Play Store on your Android smartphone.

3. Log in to the Twitter account.

4. Go to the Notification Panel and tap the Cast icon.

Cast Twitter

5. Choose your Android TV. Now, the content will appear on your Android TV.

X Premium – Plans and Pricing

The Twitter APK doesn’t require any subscriptions. You can download it and access it for free. To use the premium features on the official application of Twitter, you must purchase a Twitter Blue subscription. With that, you get additional features, including Bookmark folders, Reader Mode, Undo Tweet, and more.

Android or iPhone/iPad$11$114.99

Supported Android TVs and Boxes

Smart TVsSmart TV Boxes
Sony Smart TV
TCL Smart TV
OnePlus Smart TV
Panasonic Smart TV
Sharp Smart TV
Vu Smart TV
Philips Smart TV
Xiaomi Mi Smart TV
Hisense Smart TV
Nvidia Shield TV
Mi Box and Mi Box S
MXQ Pro 4K
Mi Box 4K

How to Fix Not Working Issues of Twitter(X) on Android TV

Since we’ve installed the Twitter app on Android TV by getting it from third-party sources, you will face many issues with the app while using it on your TV. In such cases, you need to perform the troubleshooting fixes listed below to resolve those problems.

  • Ensure your Android TV is connected to an internet connection with higher bandwidth.
  • Reboot your Android TV to resolve the temporary bugs associated with the device and app.
  • Close and relaunch the Twitter application on your device.
  • Update your Android TV firmware and the app to the latest version.
  • Clear the app cache files for the Twitter app.
  • Reset your Android TV to solve the major problems for both the device and the app.

Twitter(X) Alternatives

If you feel that Twitter isn’t for you or if you are unsatisfied with the service it provides, you can switch over to some other platform to communicate with others. Here are the best options you can choose as an alternative solution to Twitter.

Frequently Asked Questions

1. Is Twitter(X) available on Android TV?

Unfortunately, Twitter is unavailable on Android Smart TV. You can sideload the APK file using the Downloader on your Android TV.

2. Can I use Twitter(X) on Android TV for free?

Yes. Since Twitter is a free social networking platform, you can use it for completely free. However, premium version is also available for it to unlock more features for a better experience.

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