Finally, Facebook has heard that people want more options for how and where they watch Facebook videos. Facebook announced a new Facebook video app for TV, which will roll out soon to app stores for Apple TV, Amazon Fire TV and Samsung Smart TV, with more platforms to come.
This video app for TV is a new way to enjoy Facebook videos on a bigger screen. Last year Facebook rolled out the ability for users to stream videos from Facebook to their TV, and this announcement expands this capability. With the app, people can watch videos shared by friends or Pages they follow, top live videos from around the world, and recommended videos based on their interests. People can also catch up on videos they’ve saved to watch later, as well as revisit videos they’ve watched, shared or uploaded. It would be interesting to see how people use the app to enjoy Facebook videos in a new way.