The largest social network Facebook is about to launch a new standalone TV app. The new app will let Facebook users watch videos from their friends and their 'liked' pages on TV, as well as watching the top live videos. Facebook also said that it will recommend videos based on ones you've already watched but (presumably) on a much larger screen.
The new app will give Facebook better chances of competing with YouTube and other traditional television channels.
Any user with Apple TV, Amazon’s Fire TV and Samsung’s smart TVs will
be able to view Facebook’s user-generated videos through their own
Facebook CEO, Mark says he wanted "Facebook to
become the place users go when they “want to watch videos or want to
keep up to date with what’s going on with their favorite show.”
Facebook users were watching more than 100 million hours of video every day in early 2016, and Facebook wants even more.
The new app, which will launch in the next few weeks, gives Facebook
yet another way to reach consumers interested in videos and, most
likely, another platform to sell video ads.
Facebook is About to Launch a Standalone TV App
Wednesday 23 May 2018