Facebook has just announced a new update of its iOS app with very important news. The app of the most used social network in the world has been updated to allow users to stream video from your iOS device directly to an Apple TV.
Now when you click on a video in the app Factbook to see it in the Timeline or from the Saved tab you will see a new icon appears in the upper right corner. Clicking on this icon with TV will offer to send the video to continue watching streaming on Apple TV, provided you are connected to the same WiFi network.
And it does not stop there, because this new feature not only allows you to send streaming videos from the Facebook app to an Apple TV. You can also do the same if you have a Chromecast from Google.
Facebook adds support for watching streaming videos from your app on Apple TV
While it is true that it has always had the ability to send video from an iOS device for viewing on Apple TV or from an AirPlay compatible device, in this case it is different. And in this time it has added the ability to watch videos from Facebook that are posted on the social network on TV via Apple TV.
Also, while you're watching this video streaming to your Apple TV you can still view your Facebook from the iPhone or iPad comfortably. So you can keep watching the news published by your friends or pages that you follow while enjoying video on the big screen, and why not, find other videos to watch later.
On the other hand, I must say that this new feature also supports live videos Facebook. So if one of your friends starts a live broadcast on their Facebook profile you can watch on your TV via Apple TV, see the reactions and comments that are having and you also participate via your iOS device.
At the moment this feature is only available in the Facebook application for iOS, but the company has announced that soon the deployment for Android devices will be made. Remember that the Facebook app is free and can be found at the App Store for both iPhone and iPad and iPod Touch.