Here’s How to Stream Facebook Videos to your TV

Here’s How to Stream Facebook Videos to your TV

By Alex Balaniuc

The technology that lets you stream videos from your mobile device to your smart TV has been around for a while, and it’s a very convenient feature for sure. For example, you find an interesting video, show or movie to watch while you’re on your phone or tablet, but you’d rather enjoy the product on a larger screen, because it would feel more immersive. So, you’ll probably want to stream it to your TV. But this feature is especially useful when you’re in a group and you’d like to share the content with everyone.

You probably already know that YouTube allows streaming video content from a mobile device to a TV, but Facebook offers this service as well. In fact, it’s possible to stream Facebook videos from your News Feed or the Facebook Watch tab to a smart TV using the Facebook App for iPhone or Android. You can also watch shows and videos from creators on your TV with the Facebook Watch TV app, much like the Netflix TV app.

Connect your mobile device to your smart TV

Before you can start streaming Facebook videos on your TV, you have to make sure that your mobile device and the TV are connected. There are different ways to pair your phone screen with your TV, but the easier option is the wireless connection, although it is only doable if you have a smart TV. If you don’t own a smart TV, you can connect your phone with the TV by using a HDMI adapter or cable.

Wireless pairing operates through the screen mirroring technology: this means that once your phone and smart TV are connected, you can cast what appears on your phone screen directly to the TV. This is the screen mirroring icon. Note that to be able to use the screen mirroring option your mobile device and smart TV should be connected to the same Wi-Fi network.

Devices such as the Google Chromecast are especially fit for successful casting, but alternatively you can cast through third-party apps built into your smart TV. These apps that allow you to stream to your TV won’t show your mobile device’s exact screen on the TV: they’ll instead show videos and photos in a format that better fits the size and shape of the latter. Plenty of third-party apps are available which let you connect your phone or tablet to your TV using Wi-Fi. Try out different apps and decide which one you like best.

Now, without further ado, let’s see how we can stream Facebook videos to your TV.

Stream Facebook video content to your TV

You’ll need to follow these easy steps:

  • first, make sure your TV is connected to a streaming device – for instance: Apple TV, Chromecast, Samsung TV, Amazon Fire TV or Android TV – or has built in streaming capabilities
  • as already mentioned, check if the TV is on the same Wi-Fi network as your mobile device
  • open the Facebook app on your device and find the video you’d like to stream
  • now tap the video to open the video player
  • then tap    in the top right of the video

  • select the TV you’d like to play the video, and you’re done!


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