The news said Facebook released a TV set-top box this autumn to integrate Netflix and other video services.

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[Abstract] According to people familiar with the matter, the new device, codenamed Catalina, is scheduled to be released this autumn. Catalina will use the same video calling technology as Portal, a Facebook smart speaker, to make video calls via television.
According to foreign media reports, people familiar with the matter said that Facebook had contacted Netflix, Disney and other media companies to discuss integrating the streaming media services of the media companies on a new device.
According to people familiar with the matter, Facebook’s new device, codenamed Catalina, is scheduled to be released this autumn. Catalina will use the same video calling technology as Portal, a Facebook smart speaker, to make video calls via television.
In addition, the new device, like other TV set-top boxes, including Apple TV, will be equipped with physical remote controls and integrated streaming video services.
In addition to Netflix and Disney, Facebook contacted Hulu, HBO and Amazon to discuss integrating its video streaming services into the new device, the report said.
In fact, there have been media reports about Facebook’s plans to develop a TV connection device, but no other information about the release date has been mentioned. At present, it is not clear how Facebook is negotiating with these media companies.
Last October, Facebook launched Portal, a smart speaker. Portal, which is divided into $199 and $349, adds a screen and a wide-angle camera to the traditional smart speaker to watch videos and make video calls.
Portal can play music through Spotify and Pandora, or video from Facebook Watch. Facebook is now looking to integrate more third-party streaming video services for new devices.
According to previous reports, Facebook plans to launch a camera for TV sets, following the launch of Portal, a smart speaker with a screen. Placed on top of the TV, the camera can add video calling to the TV and display the Facebook Watch tag, allowing users to watch all the movies and TV programs that appear on the Facebook platform. (Compilation/Breeze)