U.S. Markets closed
  • S&P Futures

    4,165.50
    -10.75 (-0.26%)
     
  • Dow Futures

    33,983.00
    -98.00 (-0.29%)
     
  • Nasdaq Futures

    14,007.75
    -21.75 (-0.16%)
     
  • Russell 2000 Futures

    2,259.00
    +3.30 (+0.15%)
     
  • Crude Oil

    62.80
    -0.33 (-0.52%)
     
  • Gold

    1,782.80
    +2.60 (+0.15%)
     
  • Silver

    26.10
    0.00 (0.00%)
     
  • EUR/USD

    1.1960
    -0.0020 (-0.1674%)
     
  • 10-Yr Bond

    1.5730
    +0.0430 (+2.81%)
     
  • Vix

    16.25
    -0.32 (-1.93%)
     
  • GBP/USD

    1.3819
    -0.0020 (-0.1465%)
     
  • USD/JPY

    108.7610
    -0.0220 (-0.0202%)
     
  • BTC-USD

    56,975.67
    -3,994.35 (-6.55%)
     
  • CMC Crypto 200

    1,290.66
    -101.05 (-7.26%)
     
  • FTSE 100

    7,019.53
    +36.03 (+0.52%)
     
  • Nikkei 225

    29,662.01
    -21.36 (-0.07%)
     

Facebook adds Zoom video calls to Portal for TVs

Jon Fingas
·Associate Editor
·1 min read

It's now that much easier to hold a video call on a giant screen. Facebook has added support for Zoom and GoToMeeting calls on Portal TV, bringing the feature to the company's TV add-on months after it reached regular Portal devices. Both services will have a familiar experience if you've used them on other platforms, although Portal's subject tracking and voice enhancement will help if you need to move around or chat in a reverberation-filled living room.

It's a catch-up feature, although we'd add that Portal TV users got Netflix support that isn't an option on Facebook's smaller dedicated screens. And it's safe to say this could be very useful. While a possible end to the pandemic is in sight, many people are still stuck learning or working at home — this could help you chat with colleagues from the comfort of your couch, not to mention free up resources on your overworked laptop.