Video call device Portal From Facebook has added Netflix and Zoom to its offerings and introduced a handful of new features.
Netflix includes Amazon Prime Video, Showtime and Sling TV on the list of video streaming services that work with Portal TV and is available in all countries where the device is sold.
A new remote control, which will be delivered with Portal TV sets from Tuesday, has one-touch buttons for Amazon Prime Video, Facebook Watch and Netflix.
Zoom was originally introduced and added to the portal in August. The video conferencing application uses the high fidelity sound of the devices and the smart camera with artificial intelligence to enable hands-free video calls.
Zoom is available for Portal Mini, Portal and Portal + in all regions in which the devices are sold.
The Story Time Library welcomed new titles A Children’s Book About Belonging, Grandma’s Wallet, and Thank You, Omu !, as well as Dr. Seuss classic Das Fußbuch, Hop on Pop, Mr. Brown Can Moo! Can you? And there’s a socket in my pocket
You can now control AR effects in the device’s Photo Booth using the “Hey Portal” voice command option.
Finally, Hey Portal is now available in Spanish, and portal owners can specify English, French, Italian, or Spanish for on-screen text on their devices.
Facebook said in a blog post, “Whether you’re sharing a bedtime story with grandparents, meeting friends or collaborating with co-workers, Portal will help you feel more connected to the important people in your life – and this holiday season is the perfect time to create new memories with portal. We look forward to making the portal experience even better, and we’ll have more to share in the months ahead. “
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