Facebook Video Now Playing on Apple TV

Posted March 03, 2017

The Facebook Apple TV is now available to download from the iTunes App Store on the Apple TV.

Once you're set up, the app drops you on a Home tab that displays several rows of videos, including videos shared by your friends, clips from people or pages you're following, videos recommended for you, popular Facebook Live videos, your saved videos, and recently watched items.

You can find out more details about the Facebook Apple TV over at Apple's iTunes App store at the link below.

When you return to the homescreen, scroll up to the top and add one more swipe to get to the app's main menu similar to other Apple TV apps.

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But if you don't keep in mind to save videos, the "Recently Watched" section is a good way to revisit everything you've viewed recently on Facebook.

Good news if you have an Apple TV and an active Facebook account.

Then Facebook flexes its algorithmic muscles with videos it thinks you'll like based on your various activities across the Facebook-connected ecosystem. Facebook is trying to change that however with the Facebook Video app since Facebook wants to become the leader in online videos.

Meanwhile, live streams have a different setup from pre-recorded content. The first things to appear are the videos which have been shared by people in your friend's list. The recommendations form a backbone for the success of such video platforms - as we've already seen on YouTube. Or, let the videos play automatically in the order they are shown. It will also offer users relevant videos based on their viewing history and their preferred topics. The downside is that you will not be able to browse your News Feed on this Apple TV Facebook Video app. There is also a possibility of live sports streaming, just like Twitter had with some Thursday Night NFL games a year ago.