Facebook’s smart TV app, which allows users to tune in to various videos, shows and live streams on the platform, may no longer be available on Apple TV, as first reported by 9to5Mac† Some users say they can’t access the app after the most recent update.
About in a thread MacRumors, one user shares an image of the notification they received after trying to open Facebook Watch on their Apple TV 4K: “The Facebook Watch TV app is no longer available, but you can still find many videos on Facebook at www. facebook.com /watch.” Several other users report having the same experience.
Facebook rolled out its Watch app on Apple TV in 2017 after it first launched on Samsung smart TVs. The app is also available on several other smart TVs and consoles, as well as on Facebook’s mobile app and desktop site. Users who still want to use the Watch app on Apple TV should be able to cast Watch from their phone to their TV, but obviously this isn’t as convenient as opening an app.
It’s unclear whether the Facebook Watch app is no longer available due to an outage caused by the recent update, or whether Facebook has removed the app from Apple TV entirely. Apple TV is still listed as one of the supported platforms of Facebook Watch. The edge contacted Apple and Facebook with a request for comment, but didn’t hear back immediately.