Facebook’s video app will no longer work on Apple TV
Facebook’s app for smart TVs, which allows users to tune in to a variety of videos, shows and livestreams on the platform, will no longer be available on Apple TV, as 9to5Mac first reported. Some users say they will no longer be able to access the app after the most recent update.
In a thread on MacRumors, a user shared an image of a notice they received after trying to open a Facebook watch on their Apple TV 4K: “The Facebook Watch TV app is no longer available, but you will still find many videos on Facebook. www.facebook.com/watch. ” Many other users report having similar experiences.
Facebook launched the Watch app on Apple TV in 2017 and launched it on the Samsung Smart TV for the first time. The app is also available on various other smart TVs and consoles as well as Facebook’s mobile app and desktop site. Users who still want to use the Watch app on Apple TV should be able to cast a watch on their TV from their phone, but it’s obviously not as convenient as opening the app.
It is unclear whether the Facebook Watch app will be available due to a recent update triggered, or whether Facebook has completely removed the app from Apple TV. Apple TV is still listed as one of the supported platforms of Facebook Watch. The Verge contacted Apple and Facebook for comment, but did not immediately return a request for comment.