Facebook to Launch Video Streaming App for Apple TV ‘Soon’

Posted in Apple TV, Apps on 14/02/2017 by Chris Hauk


Facebook has confirmed their much-rumored video┬ástreaming app for the fourth-generation Apple TV will be available “soon.” The app will also be available for the Amazon Fire TV device.

Facebook to Launch Video Streaming App for Apple TV 'Soon'


Revealed at the Code Media conference on Tuesday, the previously rumored video-centric app will stream from Facebook, including all existing content on the service. It is not clear if non-video content, such as a user’s news feed or messages from other users, will be displayed inside the app.

Facebook Live Video Content Likely Included

The social network’s Facebook Live content — currently available in their iOS app, and via the web — has proven to be a success. Facebook Live content will likely be included in the Apple TV and Amazon Fire TV apps. There will be no advertisements included in the app at launch, but that could change.

The app will recommend videos for users to watch or will allow users to view videos previously saved on their other devices. A Facebook account will be required.

Facebook has been expanding their video content offerings in recent years, offering everything from short video pieces to broadcasting live user video content. The company now appears to be readying a move into longer, higher-quality video content. Facebook likely believes the move will expand their user audience, thus expanding the audience for those all-important revenue-bringing ad spots on the new video app.

No specific launch date for the app has been announced.


Chris Hauk

MacTrast Senior Editor, and self-described "magnificent bastard," Chris Hauk owns Phoenix Rising Services and writes for everyone's favorite "bad movie" website, Big Bad Drive-In.

His first Apple product was an iPod Classic 9 years ago, and he has since added a MacBook Pro, a number of iPads, iPhones, and multiple Apple TVs to his collection.

He lives somewhere in the deep Southern part of America. Yes, he has to pump in both sunshine and the Internet.