Facebook on Tuesday launched their Facebook Video app for the fourth-generation Apple TV. The tvOS app allows users to watch Facebook videos on their big-screen HDTV.
Videos are split into six channels: Shared by Friends, Following, Recommended for You, Top Live Videos, Saved Videos and Recently Watched. Following contains videos by both friends and liked pages while Shared by Friends only lists videos from friends.
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
Earlier this month, Facebook talked about the new app, which is also available on Samsung Smart TVs, and will soon be available for Amazon Fire TV.
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. You can also catch up on videos you’ve saved to watch later, as well as revisit videos you’ve watched, shared or uploaded. We look forward to seeing how people use the app to enjoy Facebook videos in a new way.
No Ads. Yet.
The app does not current include ads, but they will likely show up somewhere along the way, because revenue. Facebook is also said to be in discussions with media companies to license long-form content to include in the app’s video content.
Facebook Video is available from the tvOS App Store on your fourth-generation Apple TV. The app is also currently featured on the home page of the tvOS App Store.