Watch by Facebook

"Facebook TV" has arrived. A new platform for shows. 📺

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#2 Product of the WeekAugust 10, 2017
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Jakub Gorajek@jakubik · CEO UnStock
@jl_fausto omg!!! that's a good joke!
Steven Rueter@rueter · Developer
@jl_fausto Maybe 🤗
Shivek Khurana@shivekkhurana · Storyteller - Wanderer
@jl_fausto Next Next: Facebook launches Edison - Electric Car Company to take over Tesla.
Ben Carew@webbuzzau · Growth marketer
Whatever happened to 'single use apps' and sticking to your core competencies?
Arshath Raja@arshathraja
@webbuzzau Everyone wants to be the "Everything Store"
Suganthan@basicgravity · Founder - basicgravity.no
@webbuzzau Disney is pulling all their content from Netflix to start their service. How many subscriptions do we have to get?
Shivek Khurana@shivekkhurana · Storyteller - Wanderer
@webbuzzau That will still apply to small scale companies but facebook has practically exhausted all supplies of users. To grow, they either have to connect more users to internet or eat on competition.
Sahin Boydas@sahinboydas · MojiLaLa
@webbuzzau after a second look, I think facebook started to look like yahoo home page.
Prateek Sharma@prateeks · Co-founder, mygola
@webbuzzau Wechat envy
Prateek Sharma@prateeks · Co-founder, mygola
@webbuzzau But on a serious note, "single-use" makes sense for startups. FB is now a platform, and hence will grow by serving more use-cases.
Marcelo Risoli@mgrisoli · Web app developer
@webbuzzau when people are okay with your 300MB app why reduce to 50MB when they won't care/notice if you make it 450MB instead?
Cem Yıldız@cemyildiz · Founder, Creatilt
@webbuzzau WeChat says hi 👋🏼
@webbuzzau alibaba came, saw and ipo'd on the NYSE
Stefan Aichholzer@aichholzer · Software adventurer & epilogue writer.
@webbuzzau -The same thing that happened to phones, cameras, recorders, maps, podometers, shopping lists, reminder and watches. In fact, you are holding the epitome of anti-core competencies in you very hand as you read this. 😀
Crystal Ortiz@onefreeinternet · Productivity Juice is My Diet
@webbuzzau The way of the future. The way of the future The way of the future The way of the future, The way of the future.
Ryan Hoover
Hunter
@rrhoover · Founder, Product Hunt
Watch is no surprise. Facebook's been preparing to publish original content to compete with Netflix, Hulu, and traditional cable network. They've also been testing "Facebook TV" within the app for a while. Here's a screenshot I shared on Twitter nearly a year ago:
Niv DrorHiring@nivo0o0 · Words @ProductHunt & @AngelList
@rrhoover but what about all the used cars I was gonna by on Facebook Marketplace 😰
Thibault Rouquet@thibaultrouquet · Lead Designer
@rrhoover Netflix core markets are movies and series, so It looks like they are taking on Youtube & Amazon's Twitch more than Netflix/hulu, providing a great tool to record "shows" at home and organize them. Examples provided by facebook are "Nas Daily publishes a daily show where he makes videos together with his fans from around the world.", "Kitchen Little is a funny show about kids who watch a how-to video of a recipe" and live sports event... I don't see any "Stranger things" or "Okja" killer here. So they're definitely not taking on Netflix...
Tese Omesan@tese_omesan · CEO and Storyteller, The Black TCK
I'm not willing to pay money for this. Everybody and their grandma wants to have their own streaming service now (isn't disney trying to do the same thing). I don't have money to pay for all of these platforms. Heck, I still don't even have Tidal!
Joseph Wood@iamjmw · Social Media Coordinator
@tese_omesan - Watch would be free. It’s more like YouTube. It’s for creators whereas Netflix and Disney are for big studios with large budgets.
Khadirah@khadirahhobbs · Entrepreneur, Front End Developer
@tese_omesan just like YouTube is free, Watch is free. But like YouTube has ads, Watch will have ads! But just as YouTube now has YouTube RED (subscription, ad-free service) will Facebook have FB BLUE?? Time will tell my friends...
Tese Omesan@tese_omesan · CEO and Storyteller, The Black TCK
@khadirahhobbs I wouldn't be surprised. if FB blue became a thing
Khadirah@khadirahhobbs · Entrepreneur, Front End Developer
@tese_omesan if it does then I hope I'm reminded of this post lol.
Niv DrorHiring@nivo0o0 · Words @ProductHunt & @AngelList
Wrote a thing on the PH blog https://blog.producthunt.com/fac...