Facebook Now Lets Users With iOS Devices Stream Videos On Apple TV, Chromecast

The next time you fall down a watch-these-disembodied-hands-make-food video hole on Facebook, you won’t have to watch it on your phone or tablet: Facebook will now let users on iOS devices stream video on their TVs vy way of Apple TV or Chromecast.

In an effort to get people to watch as many Facebook videos on as many screens as possible, the company says Facebook users will be able to tap a button on the righthand corner of their smartphone’s screen to send the video to a supported device linked to their TV.

For now, that means Apple TV and Chromecast and only for iOS users, but the social media company says it plans to add Chromecast support for Android users soon.

This way, Facebook says, you can watch a Facebook video on TV while still scrolling through your News Feed on whatever device you’re streaming from. No need to waste any precious eyeball time on trying to do both.

You’ll also be able to see what other people think of the video as they watch it, the company adds.

“And if you’re streaming a Facebook Live video to your TV, you can see real-time reactions and comments on the screen, and you can join in the conversation yourself by reacting or commenting.”

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