Earlier on Tuesday, Facebook announced that they’ve “heard that people want more options for how and where they watch Facebook videos.” First of all, I want to know the person that said that and smack them. Ninety percent of those videos are available on YouTube and you can use your YouTube app on your devices to watch it on a larger screen. Nevertheless, Facebook said their heard that one guy on Twitter.
They will begin rolling out a new Facebook video app for TVs, which will roll out to app stores like Apple TV, Amazon Fire TV and Samsung Smart TVs for now. They claim more will come later. It was only last year that they enabled streaming video on Apple TV and Chromecast, but now they are going to go native.
“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,” the Facebook blog post states. “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.”
The concept of this is more annoying than the news that they are enabling sound on the News Feed of your Facebook – by default. Because, no one wants to hear a video blaring when you are trying to secretly browse Facebook at work. This is where the company needs to reading study who their audience is.