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Facebook's taking videos to the big(ger) screen – aka your TV

Soon you can watch all those recipe videos on your television.

Scroll through your Facebook feed and you'll probably see plenty of videos – from recipes and cute animals, to news and live updates from friends.

"People are watching and sharing more video on Facebook than ever," the company said Tuesday in a news release.

That's why Facebook is getting ready to take video to the next level: your TV.

There's already kind of a way to do this – you have to share the video from your phone to your television. But Tuesday, Facebook was talking about having an actual app so that your can watch those videos more easily.

The app would be compatible with Apple TV, Amazon Fire TV and Samsung Smart TV, among other devices.

It would allow you to watch videos shared by friends or pages you follow. The app would also show top live videos from around the world, videos you saved or uploaded, and more.

Right now, there's no exact date for when that will be available. Facebook just says "soon."

Other video features

Recently, Facebook has released other video features.

Now people can watch videos as they scroll through their news feed.

Videos in the news feed will automatically play with sound now. Previously, they played silently and you'd have to tap the video if you wanted sound.

There have also been adjustments to make vertical videos look better.

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