Facebook's video app rolls out on Apple TV

Facebook's video app rolls out on Apple TV

Facebook finally launched its Facebook Video app for the fourth-generation Apple TV this week.

"The free Facebook app on Apple TV will let users watch videos from their friends and Pages they follow", Variety magazine reported Wednesday. It's a little like Twitter's TV app which lets you watch National Football League games and videos on their platform. Facebook claimed that the app would change the way users will be consuming Facebook content as it will give them an easier way to navigate through all the clutter to find the latest and greatest videos that are relevant to their interests. The final carousel doesn't depend on your preferences but rather shows the live videos from all Facebook which are now popular. Facebook recommends popular live streams so that you can tune in from your TV.

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The app is built into Facebook for iOS; hence, it is not a standalone app. After spending some brief time with the app, it feels like this could be a big hit for people who want to strip out everything but videos from their Facebook feed. It will also offer users relevant videos based on their viewing history and their preferred topics. The recommendations form a backbone for the success of such video platforms - as we've already seen on YouTube. There is now no word on compatibility but your fourth-gen Apple TV should be able to run with it just fine. The set-top box isn't the first device to use the app; just a day earlier, the app made its debut on selected Samsung Smart TVs, notes 9to5mac. There is also no need to search for the app itself as it is now being featured on the front page of the tvOS App Store.

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