How to stream videos from Facebook for iPad

The much anticipated, overly hyped, and long overdue Facebook for iPad app has finally arrived, and along with it comes the capability to stream Facebook videos to your TV via AirPlay.

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We know you have to be as excited as we are about the Facebook for iPad app finally launching. The app is full of features, has a UI that looks great, and provides for a quality tablet experience of Facebook.

One of the iOS features the app takes advantage of is the ability to use AirPlay to stream any videos within the app to your Apple TV-equipped television. Curious to see how it all works? Follow along.

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When you come across a video, whether it's in your Facebook News Feed or a video you have posted to your own Wall, you can tap on the video to begin playing it. If your iPad is connected to the same Wi-Fi network as your Apple TV, you will see the familiar AirPlay icon while playing the video.

Screenshot by Jason Cipriani

Tapping on the AirPlay icon will bring up all available Apple TVs. Tapping on the name of the Apple TV will begin streaming the video to that device.

Screenshot by Jason Cipriani

If you have already put the video into full-screen mode before deciding to play it on your TV, you will still be presented with the AirPlay icon during playback. Repeat the same steps as above; tap on the AirPlay icon and select the device to stream the video through.

 

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