For Apple TV, Samsung Smart TV, Amazon Fire TV
Facebook on Tuesday announced it was rolling out apps to allow people to view videos posted on the social network on connected televisions. The new apps – for Apple TV, Amazon’s Fire TV and Samsung Smart TV – will provide a more convenient way for users of the social network to view videos on a large screen.
The move could be a small step toward what some reports say is a more ambitious video plan by Facebook to compete with Google-owned YouTube or even with streaming services such as Netflix. For now, the apps will simply make it easier to view and share user-generated video.