Facebook has released a set-top box for communicating in instant messengers directly on TV
The voice assistant here is Amazon’s Alexa. Portal TV supports various popular services, including Spotify and Amazon Prime Video. You can run them through the TV, simply by connecting the console via the HDMI connector.
To use video calls through WhatsApp and Messenger, you need to log in using your Facebook account. The company claims that communication through WhatsApp is encrypted. This ensures privacy and security.
It is interesting that the Portal TV camera is capable of directing itself at the user during his movement, as well as scaling the frame.
Externally, the device looks like a motion controller with Microsoft Kinect cameras. It costs $ 149, sales will begin on November 5 in the United States.