Facebook seeks partners for camera/streaming device
August 1, 2019
Facebook has reportedly approached the likes of Netflix, Disney, HBO and Amazon with regards to adding their streaming services to a TV chat device set to be released this autumn.
The device, code-named ‘Catalina’, is a camera that can plug into a TV and double as a video-streaming device. It also comes with a remote, and uses the same video-calling tech that’s in Facebook’s Portal devices – allowing users to make calls over the internet.
It remains to be seen how the social media giant will convince potential users to allow a Facebook branded camera and microphone into their living rooms following an already wrath of negative headlines pertaining to privacy of data.