It was reported by 9to5Mac that the Facebook Watch app on the Apple TV has been “discontinued”.
This was confirmed by the source where its readers reported that the app can no longer be used on the tvOS-based Apple TV. However, the app can still be downloaded on Apple TV.
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When the app is downloaded and used, here’s how 9to5Mac reports how the app works now:
“Now, when trying to access Facebook Watch on tvOS, users receive a message that the app is ‘no longer available’ and videos can be viewed on Facebook’s website.”
This could be an isolated outage, as Facebook’s Help Center currently says its Facebook Watch app is available on select smart TVs.
“On Facebook Watch, you can discover original videos and shows on topics like sports, news, beauty, food and entertainment. To watch these videos on TV, you can download the Facebook Watch TV app or stream to a TV from the Facebook mobile app. Learn more about Cast videos from the Facebook mobile app to your TV.”
For now, the only way for users to play Facebook videos on Apple TV will be via AirPlay.