Facebook to Launch a TV Chat Device This Year
Facebook is launching its own TV streaming service this fall and has reportedly approached Netflix, Disney, Hulu, HBO, and different media corporations for a replacement TV chat device for creating video calls from TVs.
According to a report within the data late Wed, the Facebook TV chat device can use constant technology presently out there within the company’s video-calling ‘Portal’ devices.
The social networking big is about to launch the associate updated version of its video chat device ‘Portal’ later this year.
Andrew Bosworth, vice chairman of Facebook’s increased Reality (AR) and video game (VR) has confirmed that the corporate features a ton additional to unveil later this fall associated with Portal.
According to Bosworth, Facebook would conjointly reveal some new type factors that Portal would be shipped with.
“The new device, code-named Catalina, will go along with physical remote and streaming video services like different tv boxes like Apple TV,” same the report.
According to cheese, the device would permit customers to connect a camera to the highest of their TV sets which might eliminate the requirement for an ardent video chatting device.
Portal was launched in Nov 2018. whereas the smaller device was priced at $199 (roughly Rs. 13,800), the larger “Portal Plus” was created out there for $349 (roughly Rs. 24,100) with a 10-inch show and 15-inch show, severally.
The good camera enabled device is additionally supercharged by Amazon’s voice assistant Alexa and comes with front cameras.
The Facebook Portal features a 10-inch show, whereas there’s a 15-inch show on the Portal+.
The devices provide hands-free voice management and permit users to start out a video decision just by the expression “Hey Portal”.
It uses computing (AI) to acknowledge individuals within the frame and follow them as they move throughout a space.