Facebook rolls out Watch video service worldwide

Facebook rolls out Watch video service worldwide Facebook is launching Watch, its video rival to YouTube, internationally and expanding the financial incentives that encourage people to share their content there.

“Watch” is available on iOS, Android, Apple TV, Samsung Smart TV, Amazon Fire TV, Android TV, Xbox One and Oculus TV. 

Facebook rolls out Watch video service worldwide

Facebook rolls out Watch video service worldwide

Facebook rolls out Watch video service worldwide, which has already been available in the United States for more than a year. Facebook says it will provide a platform for publishers and content creators to market their videos to a worldwide audience.

The service was launched in 2017 for the US market only. With Facebook Watch, you can view video on different genres like sports, news, entertainment along with videos from content creators. Facebook Watch will offer a YouTube-like experience where users can comment and react to videos in real time.

Facebook launched Watch amid a shift in video viewing habits away from traditional television to online platforms including Netflix and Hulu, and with more people watching both professional and user content on services like YouTube.

Facebook has been ramping up its video offerings with original shows and this week announced new formats including interactive game shows, quizzes, and polls.

With “Facebook Watch”, the social networking giant is also aiming to expand its “Ad Breaks” programme for partners to make more money from their videos using the insights, tools and best practices for Pages offered in the “Creator Studio.”

How will this new Watch feature of Facebook workout?

Facebook rolls out Watch video service worldwide

# To access the Watch feature, Facebook mobile users need to tap the ‘Play’ logo in the navigation bar that runs along the bottom of the app.

# Those on desktop computers will find the icon in the column on the left-hand side. 

# Watch will feature regular shows from different creators and publishers on Facebook.

# The platform will show episodes from channels which follow a theme or storyline and also recommend similar content.

# There’s also a ‘Watchlist’ for users to keep up with all the new shows.

# The interface of Watch is pretty simple with two sections called ‘Watchlist’ and Top Videos for You’.

# Watchlist displays six pages you follow on Facebook.

# You can tap the ‘See All’ button to see the full list of creators and publishers.

# Facebook also lets you customize your watchlist by selecting which publishers’ videos will be shown.

Conclusion

Watch has features that allow users to discover new videos spanning entertainment, sports, news and more in a personalized Watch feed, a collection of recent videos from Pages you follow, a section for saving videos and videos users can participate in.

Notably, this comes across as a platform for people to connect with creators and publishers.

  • 3
  •  
  •  
  •  
  • 1
  •  
  •  
  • 3
  •  
  •  
  • 1
  •  
  •  

Comments

  1. Madhusudan Somani says:

    That’s a nice feature roll out. Now we can interact with our friends and contact and can watch videos also on facebook.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *