Have you heard of Facebook Watch? Probably some of you already watching those video content.
Facebook Watch is a video-on-demand service that combines video-sharing function with premium content.
The FB account creators can upload their own short or long form videos, and Facebook will also produces original video content from scripted comedy and drama, to competition, reality series, live sports, news programme and documentary.
And the best part is IT’S FREE, what you need is a Facebook account.
- Log in your FB account
- In the left menu bar, select Videos on Watch (with the TV icon). That’s it!
Facebook Watch doesn’t have channels which is something closer to YouTube, you can search for individual programme. For example ” Sorry for your loss”, Facebook original drama series .
After the search, FB will land you on a Show Pages where you can find all the episodes, read more about them, see what other people think about the show, and interact with other viewers.
What are the best shows on Facebook Watch?
▼Red Table Talk
The most popular show on the service, by some margin, is Jada Pinkett Smith’s Red Table Talk, whose channel has 6.4m followers. An episode, with guest Jordyn Woods, has 32 million views.
In it, Jada, her daughter Willow and her mother Adrienne sit down for “candid” conversations with “family and friends”. The Smiths being The Smiths, this often means famous people. But the conversations really do go deep on important issues, like in the recent chat with Sex and the City’s Kristen Davis, which saw her confront her white privilege as a mother of two adopted black children.
▼Sorry for Your Loss
This drama about a young widow – which debuted to glowing reviews in September 2018 – is the greatest indication that Facebook are starting to get serious about TV.
It stars Elizabeth Olsen (best known as Scarlett Witch in the MCU) as Leigh, a 20-something who quits her job as an advice columnist following her husband’s sudden death and moves in with her mother and sister. The second season is on going now.
Kerry Washington produces this teen drama, which stars popstar Hayley Kiyoko.
It revolves around a trio of high school students from different backgrounds in Chicago, who experience a life-altering event. Like Sorry To Bother You, it has also been renewed for a second season, which will be released in 2019.
An animated comedy from the production company behind BoJack Horseman, starring Zac Efron and Anna Kendrick. It is centred around a group of humans in the pre-historic age, and sees them encounter humanity’s best and worst innovations for the first time. The first season launches on 16 July.
It’s definitely a piece of good news for all of us ! We are expecting more & more quality content to come ..Mr. Facebook, we’ll get our popcorn and coke ready!