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Facebook will start producing its own TV-style content, thanks to the launch of its new TV app. The app was rumoured a couple of weeks ago, but has now been officially unveiled in a blog post.

The app lets users watch videos shared by friends, and brings together "top live videos from around the world". It will also recommend videos based on your interests.

It will work with numerous TV devices, including the Apple TV, Amazon Fire TV Stick and Samsung's smart TVs. More platforms are on the way, Facebook says.

Facebook users already watch a staggering 100 million hours of video content a day on the social network, so it's hardly surprising the firm is pushing into the lounge. It's said to be holding talks with media companies about producing TV-style shows that could run up to 10 minutes in length.

Facebook is just one of many companies angling to dominate your TV. Apple recently unveiled trailers for its upcoming shows 'Planet of the Apps' and 'Carpool Karaoke'. Both will be released via Apple Music.

However, Netflix is still the dominant force when it comes to TV streaming. Thanks to a great content library and unparalleled investment into original content, the firm has seen its subscriber numbers swell to over 93 million. It's expected to reach 100 million by the end of March.

In a separate announcement, Facebook also said that videos on the site will now autoplay with the sound automatically turned on. Which could prove awkward in church.

Source: Facebook

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