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Facebook coming to the big screen with television app

Facebook is launching a television app that will allow users to stream Facebook Live and other social media videos on their televisions. (Source: Facebook Newsroom) Facebook is launching a television app that will allow users to stream Facebook Live and other social media videos on their televisions. (Source: Facebook Newsroom)

(RNN) – Facebook is set to release a television application that allows users to stream their friend’s videos and other social media content.

It will also recommend videos based off likes – similar to Facebook’s other algorithmic approaches to content – and work in conjunction with Facebook Live, the company's livestreaming service.

“Our video app for TV is a new way to enjoy Facebook videos on a bigger screen,” the company said in a press release. “With the app, you can watch videos shared by friends or pages you follow, top live videos from around the world, and recommended videos based on your interests.”

The app will be available on Apple TV, Amazon Fire TV and Samsung Smart TV. It is planned to come to other platforms in the future.

The social media company announced the upcoming app on Tuesday when it rolled out other video updates.

Facebook has not set a release date.

As a part of the video update, Facebook also improved the appearance of vertical videos. It also added the option to watch videos while scrolling, and videos will now play with sound unless a device is set to silent.

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