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4 Ways To Watch Facebook Live On TV

Liza Brown
Liza Brown Originally published Nov 30, 22, updated Jan 04, 23

In this day and age of GenZ and Millennials, people are more interested in watching live videos on Facebook live, especially on TV than going through the posts. The reason for this is simple. TV has bigger screens for better viewing, and your family or friends can enjoy the live stream with you.

However, you might be wondering how to watch Facebook live on TV. Keep reading this article!

facebook live streaming feature
In this article
    1. Way 1. Casting Facebook Videos to TV
    2. Way 2. Use AirBeamTV App To Watch Facebook Live On TV
    3. Way 3. Cast Facebook Live to TV with ApowerMirror
    4. Way 4. Connect Facebook Live to TV with LetsView
  1. Bonus Tips: How To Record Your Facebook Live On Desktop?
  2. FAQs

4 Ways to watch Facebook Live on TV

If you don't know how to watch Facebook Live on your SmartTV, our 4 step-by-step methods will help you go through this process without facing any issues.

Way 1. Casting Facebook Videos to TV

Facebook is now offering a cast option for its users that lets you quickly connect the app to your Smart TV. Here is how you can do it:

Step1 Make sure your TV is connected to the same Wi-Fi network as your phone or tablet. Next, launch the Facebook app on your device and find the video you want to watch.

Step2 Next, tap the video to switch from the Timeline mode to the video's viewing mode.

Step3 Tap the cast icon located near the full-screen button or tap the three dots and select the “Cast video” option.

Step4 On your Android device, you will get the Chromecast option to cast your Facebook screen on your TV. Tap it and then select your dongle/TV from the list of devices.

Step5 That's it! The video will start playing on your Smart TV.

facebook cast option
Note: Not all smart TVs support casting videos from a mobile device. You may need to use a casting device, like Chromecast, for this purpose.

Way 2. Use AirBeamTV App To Watch Facebook Live On TV

If the above method doesn't work, you can try using AirBeamTV to play FB Live on your TV.

AirBeamTV is a screen mirroring app that allows you to easily share your entire screen or specific apps with any TV or display, making it a great way to share presentations, photos, and videos.

Here are some key features of AirBeamTV:

  • Free to use.
  • No additional hardware or cable is required.
  • 4.8/5 star rating on App Store.
  • Mirrors Mac, iPad, and iPhone devices to large screens.
  • Fast and easy to set up.

Do the following steps in sequence to cast your Facebook Live on your Smart TV using the AirBeamTV app:

Step1 Download the AirBeamTV app from the App store and launch it. Your device will instantly start searching for your TV or display connected to the same Wi-Fi network.

airbeamtv bv app

Step2 Select your TV name from the list and click "Start Mirroring." Now, launch the Facebook app and tap on the "More" tab.

Step3 Scroll down to the "Live Videos" option and tap to open it. Select the Facebook live video and enjoy the live stream on your Smart TV.

screen mirroring facebook live using the airbeamtv app

Way 3. Cast Facebook Live to TV with ApowerMirror

Besides AirBeamTV, you can also try other mirroring tools – ApowerMirror. This powerful app lets you mirror your phone's screen to a TV or other display in real time, so you can easily share your Facebook Live videos with your friends and family.

Not only does ApowerMirror make it easy to cast Facebook Live to TV, but it also has a number of other great features. For example, full-screen display, screen recording, screenshots, and more.

Follow these step-by-step instructions to watch FB Live on your Smart TV using the ApowerMirror app:

Step1 On your device, go to the App Store or Google Play Store and install the ApowerMirror app. Make sure to download the app on your Smart TV as well.

Step2 Open the app on your TV and phone. Use your phone (within the app) and scan the QR code displayed in the app's interface on your TV.

Step3 Launch the Facebook app on your phone, select the live video you want to watch, and your phone screen will be cast to your TV.

scanning qr code to cast fb live to tv

Way 4. Connect Facebook Live to TV with LetsView

LetsView is yet another powerful and easy-to-use app that lets you mirror your phone screen to the TV. You can not only watch Facebook Live on the bigger display but also do a whole lot more. Some features of the app are listed below:

  • Compatible with multiple devices.
  • Free to use.
  • Can cast PC screen to the phone.
  • User-friendly.
  • Has a built-in whiteboard for presentations and annotating.

Here's how to connect Facebook Live to Smart TV using the LetsView app:

Step1 Install the LetsView app from the Google Play Store or App Store on your phone. Now, head to the App Store on your TV and download the app on it as well.

Step2 Launch the app on your TV and your phone. A PIN code will be displayed on your TV. Type it on your phone to begin screen mirroring.

Step3 Finally, launch the Facebook app and start the Live stream you want to watch on the bigger display.

typing the pin code to cast fb live to tv

Bonus Tips: How To Record Your Facebook Live On Desktop?

If you want to screen-record your favorite Facebook live videos for later viewing or sharing, we recommend using Filmora Screen Recorder.

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Some of the key recording and editing features of Filmora include the following:

  • The ability to record your screen, webcam, or both at the same time.
  • A wide range of video editing tools, including trimming, cropping, adding text and effects, and more.
  • Ability to create video montages using your favorite photos and videos.
  • A collection of royalty-free music to help you set the perfect mood for your video.
  • An easy-to-use interface that makes editing your videos a breeze.

FAQs:

Why Can't I Cast Facebook To My TV?

If you are trying to cast your Facebook live on your TV and it doesn't seem to work, make sure your TV and phone are connected to the same Wi-Fi network.

Another reason why you might not be able to cast Facebook on your TV is because of the type of TV you have. Some TVs are not compatible with the technology needed to cast Facebook.

Conclusion

Facebook Live is the latest rage because it's fun, easy, and free. Lots of people now watch FB Live on TV to get a better view of the video instead of using their small mobile screens. If you also want to cast facebook live to tv, you can try the 4 methods we mentioned above.

Therefore, in this article, we've tried to answer your query regarding how to watch Facebook Live on TV and provided four different ways to do so. All methods come with a great streaming experience. So, find the best approach depending on the device you intend to use and start casting in no time.

We've also provided a bonus tip to record your live stream using Filmora software. That's it. Hope you enjoyed our compilation and found some useful tips.

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Liza Brown
Liza Brown Jan 04, 23
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