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As if Facebook on your phone, tablet and computer wasn't enough, now the social network could be coming to your TV. The company – which is now closing in on 2 billion users worldwide – is making an app for set-top boxes like the Apple TV or Roku. And it wants publishers to make exclusive, TV-style shows for it.

It's all part of a long-term plan to make video the heart of Facebook, according to the Wall Street Journal. The social network is reportedly talking to media companies about licensing TV-quality shows to make available on the app.

According to the report, Facebook has been discussing the app for years, and has been working on it since last summer. The tricky part is filling the app with content that's good enough to sell adverts against. That's where the more traditional media companies come in.

Facebook is reportedly looking for scripted shows as well as sports content.

Obviously these shows would involve a pretty hefty social element, so expect to be able to share said content with your friends through your News Feed, to be able to like them and so on.

There's no word on when Facebook's TV app will launch, but we'll keep you posted.

Source: The Wall Street Journal

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