Facebook approaches Netflix, Disney to support TV chat device

Published: August 1, 2019


Facebook has approached Netflix, Walt Disney and other media companies about putting their streaming services on a new Facebook device for making video calls from televisions, The Information reported on Wednesday.

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The social media giant has also approached Hulu, HBO and Amazon.com, the report said.

The device, which Facebook aims to release this fall, will use the same video-calling technology that is in its video chatting device Portal, the report said, citing two people familiar with the project and documents.

The new device, code-named Catalina, will also come with a physical remote and streaming video services similar to other television boxes like Apple TV.

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The companies did not immediately respond to Reuters request for comment.

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