Facebook’s Dedicated ‘Video’ App For Apple TV 4 Released

A couple of weeks after Facebook officially confirmed that it is working on a dedicated Video app for the fourth-generation Apple TV, the social networking giant has released the app on the tvOS App Store. The dedicated app allows Apple TV owners to easily watch videos shared by their friends, pages they like, and other top/trending videos on Facebook on their TV.

The first thing you will see upon logging in is a stream of videos that have been shared by your friends. This can either be their own home videos they published on Facebook, or simply third-party videos they have watched and shared via the social media platform.

A second carousel also shows videos from the pages you follow. For example, if you follow the Facebook page for the band Sublime, you might see some of the clips shared by that page.
Enjoy Facebook videos on your TV screen. Watch videos from friends and Pages you follow, top live videos, and recommended videos, or revisit favorites that you’ve watched or shared on Facebook.
  • Sit back, relax, and enjoy Facebook videos on TV
  • Stay up to date on videos shared by your friends and people and Pages you follow
  • Tune in to popular live videos
  • Discover new videos with recommendations based on your interests
  • Catch up on saved videos or revisit favorites you’ve watched or shared
It seems that compared to YouTube where you can easily go into a rabbit hole, this is very much more limited to what you follow or to what your friends are sharing. Is it a good thing or a bad thing? I don’t know. I guess your mileage may vary.

If you have downloaded the Facebook app on your Apple TV, I’d love to hear your initial thoughts about it.


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