The Race that Facebook never want to loose
Facebook aim to make video content more engaging and richer. This all result due to rising trend of sharing videos on Facebook, that why the social media giant is lunching it’s new Video app for TV, sound to videos in News Feed and an option to watch videos.
Good news, you can now watch Facebook videos on big screen, enjoy with new user experience. You can watch videos shared by your friends, videos shared by pages you followed. More you can watch your save videos or them to watch later. The new app also refer you popular video shared around the world based on your interest. The new updates are soon available to app stores for Apple TV, Amazon Fire TV and Samsung Smart TV.
Dan Rose from Facebook said:
“A lot of people when they’re watching video in news feed during the day will save it for later, because they don’t have time to watch. Now it’s easy to watch on your TV if you want to do that. We want people to be able to consume content wherever they are – whether it’s on their phone, whether it’s on their computer — and TV is just another screen for that.”
Auto Video Play in News Feed
Most of us are familiar with auto video play in news feed. By the default the auto video playing feature keeps the video sound off and user have to tap the video to turn the sound on.
“As people watch more video on phones, they’ve come to expect sound when the volume on their device is turned on. After testing sound on in News Feed and hearing positive feedback, we’re slowly bringing it to more people. With this update, sound fades in and out as you scroll through videos in News Feed, bringing those videos to life.”
If the user find the auto video playing not related, he can turn off them from settings.
Watch Video while Scrolling
Most of us are also familiar with the feature introduce in YouTube, if you want to scroll more videos while keep the playing screen. YouTube already introduce such feature where the playing screen goes to right button corner of mobile screen and keep playing the video.
Now Facebook users can switch to picture-in-picture mode and keep watching videos in the corner of the screen while they keep scrolling. If you’re using the Facebook app on Android, you can keep the video playing even when you exit the app.
As the content goes more engaging , everyone is looking to enhance the user-experience to stay in the race. YouTube, has also been improving the video experience as it recently launched an option to go live from mobile and make money, just like Facebook go live feature.