Facebook is all set to release a Smart TV device that could stream several shows. The streaming hardware will be included in Facebook’s Portal devices. It accompanies a camera. It also comes up with video chat along with watching TV and Augmented Reality.
This Facebook plan for a Smart TV device is reported earlier by The Information and Cheddar. We have gathered some useful information about this smart device. Let us proceed! Here’s what it will include.
The company’s Oculus Quest and Oculus Go are also Android-based. Thereafter, there are chances that the device will run on Android only. It will be easier for users to set hands on. It is also easy for developers as Android-based TV apps are being developed before.
Camera and Microscopes
It is the first time that Facebook is launching a Smart TV device for streaming. The company is using its current platform for introducing video chatting. Its hardware includes a functional camera for video chat coupled with microscopes. The microscope is embedded at the top of the TV. It will be easier for users as they will have a room for video calls.
Apart from camera and far-field microscope, the device will have an integrated speaker. This speaker will be placed on the roof of the TV gadget. An audio hardware expert said that it will be a little risky as the built-in speakers can make issues while user is on a video call.
A More Focused Content
According to rumors, Facebook has already reached Netflix for this purpose, back in July. It has also approached Disney and other streaming companies. The focus is on quality content as well as what the users want. Moreover, Facebook said that it will have major focus on content than on a Smart TV device. So, it means that Facebook might take help from third-party applications.
Augmented Reality x Smart-TV
Amazingly, this gadget will make the use of AR. It will include AR features like stories, multiple face filters and many more. Moreover, this will be the very first time that AR is coming on a TV screen. If it is hit, then there will be a large room for these portal devices in the tech town.
However, Facebook tried hard not to reveal this out. Any tech news can’t be kept as a secret for more than a few days. Let us wait until it is launched.