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Facebook has launched its long-awaited TV service. Called Facebook Watch, it offers a range of original and third-party shows.

Log in, and you'll soon see a Watch tab at the top of the page. Click it, and you can explore the new video service.

Video suggestions will be personalised. Considering how much Facebook knows about its users, these should be targeted with laser-like precision.

If it knows you like netball, for example, it might suggest netball-related videos to watch.

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You can also discover new shows based on what your friends are watching, and see comments for select shows.

Of course, there's a social aspect too. It gives the ability to connect with friends and/or groups based on your shared love of a show.

Most of the content available is factual, and designed to be watched on a smartphone. There are no 'House of Cards'-style epic productions here, though they could come further down the line.

"Watching a show doesn't have to be passive," said Facebook's CEO Mark Zuckerberg in a Facebook post. "It can be a chance to share an experience and bring people together who care about the same things."

At launch, it will only be available in the US. There's no word on when it will roll out to the UK.

Source: Facebook

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