Facebook is pushing video – not only for users but for advertisers as well. With the newest update, Facebook will work with your other devices to watch videos on your TV.
You’ll be able to stream videos to your TV with devices like Chromecast and Apple TV. You can already do this on iOS or in your web browser, but Facebook is finally bringing this feature to Android.
To watch Facebook videos on TV:
- Find a video you want to watch on your phone or desktop and press the TV symbol in the top right corner.
- Select the device you want the video to stream to.
- Enjoy the video right from your TV.
At the same time you’re watching a video, you can still scroll through your News Feed on your Android device. Watch videos from your feed or in your saved videos.
If you stream a Facebook Live video to your TV, you’ll be able to see all of the real-time reactions and comments. Personally, I find this annoying on a small smartphone, as it takes up half of the screen. But on a bigger screen like a TV, you’ll be able to watch a bigger video.
Facebook’s press release didn’t mention other devices like Roku or Fire TV, so people with those devices might have to test it to see if it works.