Twitter's NFL live streaming debut is a hit — except with ad blockers
- Twitter's NFL live streaming debut was a hit, according to multiple outlets, with many social media users shared their excitement and satisfaction with the quality of Twitter's first Thursday Night Football live stream last night. Twitter has not yet released any official viewership numbers for the stream, its first of 10 planned for this year.
- But that doesn't mean the first big test of Twitter's live streaming ambitions went off without a hitch: Discerning Twitter users pointed out that the live stream lagged behind CBS's broadcast, causing problems for Twitter users watching the real-time feed next to the Twitter stream, according to The New York Times.
- The Twitter stream also caused problems for users running ad blockers. Twitter interrupted the streams of users with ad blocking software with a message: "Ad blocking prevents this video from playing. Please disable ad blocking or try a different browser."
Watching the game on Twitter on AppleTV with Tweets on the right side of the screen is nice pic.twitter.com/AM5A4E9AXw— Fred Wilson (@fredwilson) September 16, 2016