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Facebook’s new app for watching its videos on TV

Facebook Inc is launching an app, for smart TVs that shall help the social network’s users have benefit to enjoy its videos on a bigger screen.
The app will roll out shortly from app stores for Apple TV, Samsung Smart TV and Amazon Fire TV, the company said in a blogpost on last week.
The blogpost also added users can scroll through their news feed and at the same time watch videos on their timeline.
Sound also fades in and out as one go through videos in news feed now. Videos in news feed have earlier played silently – one needed to tap on a video so that they can hear its sound.
Last month that Facebook was creating an app for TV set-top boxes that would bring the company closer to live video and video advertisements reported a newspaper.
Facebook Chief Executive Mark Zuckerberg during a post-earnings call informed this month that the company is likely to have a major ramp-up in hiring and other spending during 2017 as it invests in video and other priorities.
The company last year expanded its live video product, Facebook Live – a potential threat to broadcast television.