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Facebook Video app for TV to launch first on Samsung Smart TVs

As Facebook is expanding its video service to become a strong rival competition to YouTube with its large user-base, the company is experimenting with a lot of things to get more original video content on the platform. The result of such an effort has led to features such as Facebook live, Video Saving option, etc. While, Facebook has a good hold over computing platforms such as phones, tablets and computers, TV is one platform where the company hasn’t made any substantial progress. Keeping that in mind, Facebook had recently announced a TV app dedicated for Video content viewing on the Big Screen.
Samsung Electronics recently announced that they will be the first partners at launch to include Facebook’s Video app in its line of Smart TVs. The app will be compatible with a wide range of Samsung’s TVs which includes the most recent 2017 line of QLED TVs as well as all of the Smart TV models from 2015,2016 and 2017. This strategy will ensure that Facebook gets a sufficient user base for the Video app right from the launch.
The Facebook Video app will let users view video content shared or uploaded by their friends, Pages followed by them and even Live streams from all over the world. Users will have to download the app by logging into their Smart Hub account and then go through a one-time login process of their facebook account on the video app.

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