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Facebook is Bringing Its Social Network To TV, Video App Announced For Apple's and Amazon's Set-Top Boxes ( 21

Facebook is making perhaps its biggest push yet to turn the social network into a destination for watching video with a new Facebook Video app for smart TVs. From a report on Recode: The social network on Tuesday announced a new app for set-top boxes, including Apple TV, Amazon Fire TV and the Samsung Smart TV. The app will let you watch the same kinds of video you can already find on Facebook, but (presumably) on a much larger screen. Dan Rose, Facebook's VP of Partnerships, announced the new app at the Code Media conference at the Ritz-Carlton in Dana Point, Calif. The new app, which will launch "soon," gives Facebook yet another way to reach consumers interested in videos and, most likely, another platform to sell video ads.
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Facebook is Bringing Its Social Network To TV, Video App Announced For Apple's and Amazon's Set-Top Boxes

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  • The rest of the world can go buy these things, allowing these so-called "content creators" make more clips to make you even want to buy MORE of their stuff, or their shiny accessories, or their gizmos.

    I'll just take the single serving, thankyouverymuch. Because Mr. anti-social here is NOT the contents of his wallet, nor his khakis.

  • by bobbied ( 2522392 ) on Tuesday February 14, 2017 @03:05PM (#53867593)

    Please, no more "social media" apps for stuff that I own... PLEASE!

    You are invading my anti-social safe space...I need my privacy...

    • Hmm, I don't think social media apps are as social as you think, they're more designed to give you the feeling of being social with a small fraction of the actual experience

  • Just what I need: A TV that not only spies on me but lies to my face as well.
  • by sinij ( 911942 ) on Tuesday February 14, 2017 @03:42PM (#53867893)
    The future of IoT and smart consumer electronics is bloatware. Sure, security or lack of thereof is in the headlines right now. This technical issue will be solved. However, bloatware like this app is here to stay. Manufacturers will be paid to install apps like these and they will spy on you for profit.

    My prediction is that in a year or so you won't be able to buy a TV without this crap installed.
    • by havana9 ( 101033 )
      And bloatware with buggy software that interferes with the core functiond of the devices.
      We have "Smart TV" that are awfully slow to turn on, awfully slow to change TV channels and with bad TV tuners.
      We have "Smart TV" that have "horrible enhanced" picture quality and awful user interfaces that hid to the user the basic control of a TV like volume, colour and contrast.
      We have "Smart TV" that have buggy internet streaming services and that the firmware isn't updated by the manufacturer.
  • What could possibly go wrong (*MySpace*).

  • by CrashNBrn ( 1143981 ) on Tuesday February 14, 2017 @03:55PM (#53867987)
    We already have Ad-Free YouTube Red, Ad-Free Netflix, Ad-Free Prime, and Ad-Free Hulu. Facebook need not apply.
  • Facebook's video offerings for live video on the desktop SUCK (forcing you to go through OBS and other shit,) mobile app is bloated as a dead whale considering what it does, I can only imagine the FB 'app' bogging down any TV to where you'll be stuck with 480x720 vertical (because idiots with phones) video because the processor in the TV will be bogged down by the bloated 'app.'

    Even on my Droid phone, fairly powerful, FB Live SUCKS. Tinychat and Camfrog do not have this problem.

  • Hear a resounding "thud" in their head when they read this? I'm sure this will be extremely popular with precisely no one.

  • Facebook TV?

    That's another channel I'll never watch, but thanks for the warning!

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