Facebook Inc (FB) Launches Official Video App for Apple TV

Lynne Hanson
March 3, 2017

Within each section, just swipe to the right to see all of the videos in that category.

There is "Following", which includes videos from Pages and people you follow on Facebook. To go full screen on any video, tap on the Siri Remote.

There are other things you can do while watching a video. Additionally, Facebook is reportedly in negotiations with different sports organizations, such as the Major League Baseball, to stream their games live on Facebook. This means that users won't have to scroll through pages and pages of videos just to find the video they most likely will want to watch. The Settings tab is where you can enable captions, comments, and reactions-all of which are turned off by default. The app allows users to watch videos from friends, liked pages, top live videos and more.

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What do you think of Facebook's foray into tvOS applications? There's also a Settings option in the main menu, but it only has options such as sending feedback and logging out. It's a way for Facebook to help foster and reward longer and higher-quality video content that people actually watch all the way through - and it comes hot on the heels of a reported plan to stop paying publishers to stream live video. For that reason it lacks a search function, which isn't terribly surprising since Facebook has always been awful at search. While there is already a way to view content from Facebook on Apple TVs via AirPlay and through the Facebook app itself, the new app simply streamlines the process as well as adding new functionalities and features.

Facebook is advertising its Video app as one of the primary sources of video content consumption on the interwebs.

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