Facebook reportedly approached Netflix, Disney and other media companies about adding their to a TV chat device set to be released this fall, according to a report from The Information on Wednesday. The device will reportedly use the same video-calling tech that’s in Facebook’s Portal devices.
Netflix and Facebook declined to comment. Hulu, Amazon and Disney didn’t immediately respond to requests to comment. HBO also didn’t respond but told The Information that it was having “no discussions” with Facebook.
Mark Zuckerberg said Facebook planned to add WhatsApp’s end-to-end encrypted video calls to the Portal., which allows users to make calls over the internet, was unveiled last November. Availability of the device . At the company’s F8 conference this year, CEO
Originally published July 31 at 12:22 p.m. PT.
Update, at 1:23 p.m. PT: Added response from Facebook.