(Reuters) – Facebook Inc has approached Netflix Inc, Walt Disney Co and other media companies about putting their streaming services on a new Facebook device for video calls from televisions, The Information reported Wednesday.
The device, which Facebook aims to release this fall, will use the same video calling technology that is in its video chat device Portal, the report said, citing two people familiar with the project and its documents.
The new device, called Catalina, will also come with a physical remote control and streaming video services similar to other TV boxes such as Apple TV.
The companies did not immediately respond to Reuters request for comment.
(Reporting by Akanksha Rana in Bengaluru; Editing by Arun Koyyur)