The social media company, which has a distinct identity in the world, is working on a streaming device like Facebook Amazon Fire Stick, which will offer online content after plugging it into the TV. The new streaming hardware may be part of the company's portal Family of Devices. A website report said that the device will also get a camera, with the help of which video viewing along with video chatting and augmented reality (AR) experience will also be available.
According to media reports, the device will also have a microphone, speakers and a camera. It can be based on a customized version of Android. Variety wrote, 'While stepping into the TV streaming space, Facebook is not going to compete only with Roku and Fire TV. Instead, the company is using its existing portal platform for video chatting as well. The new portal TV hardware will have a camera and an integrated far-field microphone.
According to the recently reported report that this setup will be on top of the TV set, which will give more room users for video chat easily. Apart from this, Facebook can also bring an updated version of its video chat device 'Portal' by the end of this year. Facebook's AR and Virtual Reality (VR) voice president Andrew Bosworth has also confirmed that the company is going to bring a lot by the end of the year.
For your information, the company has recently approached Netflix, Disney and HBO to add their content to their hardware. Let us tell you, the portal was launched in 2018 and the price of this small 10-inch display device was $ 199 (about Rs 14,000). Also, a larger 15 inch display device costs $ 349 (about Rs 25,000). The smart camera-enabled portal device can be provided with voice assistants Alexa and front camera of Amazon.