Facebook’s videos are coming to Apple TV, Amazon Fire TV, and Samsung smart TVs

Facebook’s videos are coming to Apple TV, Amazon Fire TV, and Samsung smart TVs

Facebook also plans on recommending videos it thinks you might be interested in based on stated preferences and activity you’ve made previously. “We’ve had the ability to cast from Facebook to TV for a long time, and in the next few weeks we’re launching a connected TV app on Apple TV, Amazon Fire TV, and Samsung Smart TV,” remarked Dan Rose, the company’s vice president of partnerships, in a statement provided to VentureBeat. “A lot of people when they’re watching video in News Feed during the day will save it for later, because they don’t have time to watch. Now it’s easy to watch on your TV if you want to do that. We want people to be able to consume content wherever they are — whether it’s on their phone, whether it’s on their computer — and TV is just another screen for that…” Word first broke about the development of a TV app in January, and it’s no secret that the social networking company has made a big deal about how important video is. The following quarter, it warned investors that its ad revenue growth would be slowing down in 2017, which is now. Could you be consuming the latest Emmy award-winning show from Facebook in the near future? Other updates are also coming to Facebook proper, including disabling sound on videos in the News Feed. But if you’re watching a video on your phone and the device is in silent mode, the sound won’t play. For Android users, the videos can even continue playing after you’ve left the Facebook app.

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Facebook has announced plans to roll out an app for the biggest screen in your home so you can consume your favorite cat videos and long form content shared across the social network. A dedicated video app for the television will be launching soon and will be available on Apple TV, Amazon Fire TV, and Samsung smart TVs to start with. Additional platforms will become available in the future.

When the app is installed, you can view videos that are shared by those you follow, including brands, friends, and family members, as well as live videos from around the world. Facebook also plans on recommending videos it thinks you might be interested in based on stated preferences and activity you’ve made previously. Videos can be saved, rewatched over and over again, shared, or uploaded through the app.

“We’ve had the ability to cast from Facebook to TV for a long time, and in the next few weeks we’re launching a connected TV app on Apple TV, Amazon Fire TV, and Samsung Smart TV,” remarked Dan Rose, the company’s vice president of partnerships, in a statement provided to VentureBeat. “A lot of people when they’re watching video in News Feed during the day will save it for later, because they don’t have time to watch. Now it’s easy to watch on your TV if you want to do that. We want people to be able to consume content wherever they are — whether it’s on their phone, whether it’s on their computer — and TV is just another screen for that…”

Word first broke about the development of a TV app in January, and it’s no secret that the social networking…

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