If you are looking to use Facebook on your Roku streaming device, unfortunately, you cannot get access to Facebook on your Roku device anymore. Earlier, there were a couple of specific applications provided which allowed you to connect your Facebook account, however, these apps are no longer supported by Roku.
In case you still wish to browse Facebook on your TV, you will not be able to use your Roku for the purpose. You will need to use another device for it. There are numerous streaming devices such as your computer, phone, and tablet to connect to your TV to access Facebook on the big screen.
Although, Roku streaming devices are provided to let you enjoy the internet experience on your big screen, allowing your TV to get access to applications such Hulu, Amazon Prime, Netflix, etc. However, when it comes to a social networking application like Facebook, you might feel disappointed with Roku. This is because there is no official Facebook app provided for Roku devices. This implies that if you wish to browse Facebook on your TV, you will need to use a device other than Roku.
Fortunately, there are numerous devices that can help you do this easily. Below are some of the devices that you can make use of?
Streaming or smart devices like the Amazon Fire TV, Xbox One, and Apple TV are known for supporting the official Facebook Watch app. Facebook Watch is an application that allows you to check out popular videos, original shows, and creators. Using the Facebook Watch app on the above-mentioned streaming devices, you can easily stream videos from Facebook onto your TV. Moreover, this application even comes pre-installed on some of the smart TVs, including the Portal TV and the latest models of Samsung Smart TVs.
However, Facebook does not support browsing of your Newsfeed, groups’ pages, people’s accounts, photos, or photos through their Watch application. This application is specifically designed for watching videos. In case you wish to browse Facebook normally on your TV, you would want to use another method.
Connect your Computer to Your TV
Another method that you can use to access your Facebook account on your TV is by connecting your computer to the TV. In order to connect your computer to your TV, the Google Chromecast device can come in handy. It allows you to easily connect both Macs and PCs to your TV.
Moreover, you can also consider connecting your Mac or PC directly to your television. For this, you will need to mirror your computer’s display onto your bigger screen. This mirroring method will allow you to display anything from your computer on your television screen.
There are a couple of methods that you can consider for doing this. One of the best ways to do it is using an HDMI cable to connect your computer and television. However, if you have a Google Chromecast device, you can also use it to access Facebook on your TV through Mac or PC.
NOTE: If you are looking to connect your Apple TV, you will need to use the Mac computer as PC is not supported by Apple TV. On the other hand, if you are looking to connect your PC to your TV, make sure that you are not connecting it to an Apple TV.
Consider Connecting your iPhone or iPad
One more method that you can consider to access your Facebook account on your TV is to use your iPhone or iPad. In this method, you will need to mirror your iPhone or iPad to your television. Doing so will allow you to easily get the display of any app (including Facebook) to be displayed on your TV. However, make sure that both your devices are connected to the same internet network.
There are basically two ways to do this. While the first and the easiest method will require you to use your Apple TV to mirror the screen of your iPhone or iPad wirelessly, the second method (when you don’t have an Apple TV) will require you to make use of an HDMI cable and a special dongle (Lightning to Digital AV adapter). Using this adapter, you will also be able to your device while it’s connected to your television.
So, these are the steps that you will need to follow to use Facebook on your Roku streaming device.