In an attempt to lure customers away from YouTube videos, Facebook now offers an option to watch videos on your Home TV. Yes, you can stream videos from Facebook to a bigger screen without using any third-party app or hardware. This makes the social networking site a genuine entertainment option. Let’s find out how it is done!
How to stream videos from Facebook to your Home TV?
Facebook’s renewed efforts to push into the living room of its users become more apparent through its new medium where it allows people to watch saved videos or live content on a bigger screen. If you believe that watching live videos on a small phone screen is nothing more than an eye-draining exercise, here’s how you can switch your experience and stream videos from Facebook to your TV.
- Make sure your TV and your smartphone are connected to the same Wi-Fi network.
- Open the Facebook app on your mobile.
- Go to the video you’d like to stream.
- Tap the video to open the video player.
- In the top right of the video, tap the streaming icon.
- Tap the TV you’d like to use to play the video.
This move comes as the company continues to try and lure content creators away from other video streaming services like YouTube in favor of its own platform.
How to watch a video from Facebook on your TV?
Today, people want more options for how and where they watch videos that they discover on Facebook. So, if you want to stream Facebook videos from your Feed or the Facebook Watch tab to a TV using the Facebook app for iPhone or Android, follow the instructions given below.
Launch the Facebook app on your mobile and turn on your Smart TV. Make sure your TV and phone are connected to the same Wi-Fi network.
Next, tap the Watch icon located at the bottom of the app screen to go to the video you would like to stream on a bigger screen.
Tap the video to open it in the video player.
In the upper-right corner of your video, you should find a streaming icon. Tap it to display the list of devices you can connect to.
From the list, select your Smart TV. The video should now start streaming to your connected TV. Enjoy the experience!
Kindly note that not all smart TVs support streaming videos from a mobile device.
Why can’t I cast a video from Facebook?
Make sure you’ve downloaded the Facebook Watch App on your TV.
Then, open the app to see a screen with an eight-digit code.
Now, on your mobile device, go to this page and enter the eight-digit code. Hit the Continue button to proceed further.
Wait for a moment to allow your Facebook Watch app to refresh.
Hope that makes sense!