Sharing TV shows, movies and music is getting a lot easier on Facebook
One of the final steps towards a perfect social network is alleviating all of the necessary “input” from the user, and creating a platform that shares content, locations and attitudes inherently. We are not totally there at this point, but Facebook is getting closer. The social-networking site introduced new features that will identify music, TV or movies, automatically when a user wished to create a status update during their engagement.
These new features rely heavily on the microphone of a smartphone or tablet, Facebook will automatically match the content that is audibly playing, and a user can create a new status about that media on their newsfeed.
Facebook product manager Aryeh Selekman talked about the new features earlier today saying, “If you want to share that you’re listening to your favorite Beyoncé track or watching the season premiere of ‘Game of Thrones,’ you can do it quickly and easily, without typing.”
Interested parties can look for the feature on apps on both Android and iOS in the U.S. over the next few weeks. Facebook isn’t stopping with just the status update however, songs can have a 30-second preview attached to the update to share the experience further. TV shows’ metadata like season and episodes can be added as well.