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‪Facebook Watch for Windows

  • Free

  • In English
  • V 37.1.15.0
  • 4.5

    (237)
  • Security Status

Softonic review

Meta’s own VoD platform

Facebook Watch is a free-to-use multimedia app from Meta, offering a mix of user-generated and original content as a video-on-demand (VoD) streaming service. Originally built into its parent platform Facebook, it offers millions of content sorted in an intuitive layout. Also leveraging its parent platform’s algorithms, it automatically generates video recommendations to give you more content based on your preferences.

As a VoD platform, however, Facebook Watch is a lot closer to YouTube than it is to full streaming platforms like Netflix or Amazon Prime Video, although it offers more opportunities for budding content creators to connect with their audience.

Watch videos from the Facebook environment

Facebook Watch offers a user-friendly interface with easy navigation. The app showcases a variety of features such as personalized video recommendations, live streaming, and interactive content. Its sleek design ensures a smooth browsing experience, allowing users to effortlessly discover and enjoy various videos. As mentioned, its content focuses more on user-generated materials, although professionals and production studios have also started releasing content here.

The app's content library is expansive, spanning genres from entertainment and news to user-generated content. With a rich array of videos, users can explore high-quality productions, exclusive series, and trending clips, ensuring there's something for every taste. However, since this is a mix of professionally and independently created content, it’s up to the users to sort the videos they watch.

The main issue with this app is its optimization, causing lags and buffers from even the most minor of data connection changes. Additionally, users have complained about claims of censorship on the platform. User-created content may be taken down for a wide variety of reasons, giving a lot of videos on the platform shorter lifespans than on other VoD platforms.

Great for passing the time

Like the Facebook app itself, Facebook Watch is a great platform for passing the time and getting updated on all your favorite content–particularly if you prefer watching over reading texts or viewing photos. It has a lot of content for you, mostly short clips and indie web series, although some of them are professionally made. Either way, the content in this platform adjusts based on your search history.

PROS

  • Streamlined layout
  • Has a lot of content to offer

CONS

  • Content are mostly user-created
  • Prone to lags and stutters
  • Videos tend to be removed all the time

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‪Facebook Watch for PC

  • Free

  • In English
  • V 37.1.15.0
  • 4.5

    (237)
  • Security Status


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