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Facebook videos can stream to Chromecast via iOS and web, Android support coming "soon"

Facebook News Feed videos can now be streamed to Chromecast-connected TVs on iOS and the web, with Android support coming "soon".

Published onOctober 13, 2016


Facebook has added support for streaming all of those cute cat and wacky stunt videos posted on the social network to big-screen TVs. Those videos are now supported for streaming to Google’s Chromecast device, along with the Apple TV set-top box. At the moment, Chromecast streaming is limited to Facebook’s iOS and web platforms, but support for the Android app is coming “soon”.

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Now, streaming a Facebook video on a Chromecast-based TV is easy. Just go to the video you want to check out on your News Feed, tap on the new TV logo that should be located on the top right of the clip, then simply select the Chromecast device you want to stream the video to from a list of choices. Once that’s done, you’ll see that sweet cat or talented dog video on their big-screen TV.

Facebook video streaming support to Chromecast from the Android app is coming “soon”.

One cool thing about this feature is that you will be able to see any real-time reactions or comments on that Facebook video while seeing it on the TV,  You will also be able to respond to those reactions as well. If you want to go back and check on your News Feed, that’s OK. The video that you picked will continue to be streamed to the Chromecast.

Will you be using this new Facebook streaming feature on your Chromecast-enabled TV, especially when the Android app is updated with this feature?

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