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How to Install and Access Twitter on Android TV/ 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 other ways.

Unlike Facebook on Android TV, you will get a limited number of media content to view on Twitter. Twitter is more of a 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, download the VidMate app on your Android TV to save videos on Twitter.

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 for streaming Twitter on your TV.

How to Sideload Twitter on Android TV

The Twitter app is yet to be available for Android TV. To use Twitter, you need to sideload it using the Downloader app.

1. Install the Downloader app on your Android TV from the Play Store.

Install Downloader on Android TV

2. Click the Settings icon on your Android TV.

3. From the options, go to Device PreferencesSecurity & Restrictions.

Click Security & restrictions

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

5. Now, open the Downloader app on Android TV from the home screen.

6. Tap Allow to accept the storage permissions.

7. Choose Home from the left pane, and enter the download link of Twitter APK in the URL field.

Enter Twitter APK link to download on Android TV

8. Click Go to download the Twitter APK on your Android TV.

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

10. Then, click Open to launch the app and watch the content.

How to Watch Twitter Using Browser

In the Play Store, there are quite a number of web browsers available for Android TV. You can use any of those web browsers on your Android TV to access Twitter.

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. The home screen of the Twitter app will appear on the TV screen.

4. Click the Log In button and enter your credentials.

Twitter Log in

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

How to Cast Twitter on Android TV

If you don’t want to sideload the app, you can screen mirror the Twitter app from your Android smartphone.

1. Connect your smartphone and Android TV to the same WiFi network.

2. Install the Twitter 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.

Twitter – 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 $11$114.99

Supported Android TVs

  • Sony Smart TV
  • TCL Smart TV
  • OnePlus Smart TV
  • Sharp Smart TV
  • Vu Smart TV
  • Philips Smart TV
  • Xiaomi Mi Smart TV
  • Hisense Smart TV

Supported Android TV Boxes

  • Nvidia Shield TV
  • AirTV
  • AT&T TV
  • Epson
  • Mi Box and Mi Box S
  • MXQ Pro 4K
  • Mi Box 4K

Other Supported Devices

  • iPhone
  • iPad
  • Android smartphone / Tablet
  • Windows PC
  • Mac
  • Microsoft Edge
  • Safari
  • Google Chrome
  • Mozilla Firefox
  • Opera
  • UC Browser
  • Samsung Internet Browser

Frequently Asked Questions

1. How to Fix Twitter not working on Android TV?

If Twitter isn’t working fine, check the internet connection, restart the app, reinstall and uninstall the app, and restart your Android TV to fix the issue.

2. Is Twitter available on Google TV?

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

3. What is the best alternative to Twitter on Android TV?

Mastodon is the best alternative app to Twitter. You can install Mastodon on your smartphone from the Play Store.

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