Meta is thinking big with Facebook Portal. Between 2020 and 2021, the digital giant launched new products including those that interest us today: Portal Go and Portal TV. Zoom in on these new entries which want to make your life easier … and videoconferencing.
Launched in 2018, the Facebook Portal range has continued to expand with new devices such as Portal + or Portal Mini. As a reminder, Facebook Portal devices are equipped with a screen and aim to offer the best video call experience through the duoand . All the products in the range have their specificities but it is the two latest arrivals that we are going to focus on today.
Portal TV, video on the big screen
Portal TV is the promise ofaccessible that facilitates your videoconferences while giving you access to all the content you need in a few clicks. Like the rest of the Facebook Portal products, it doubles as a hub and therefore allows you to take care of your connected home. No box or screen here: Portal TV looks like a webcam that attaches to the TV. While it obviously does not have a touch screen, Portal TV relies on l’ d’ and a small remote control to navigate the interface.
If you are worried about sacrificing theby opting for Portal TV rather than an Android box or a TV, don’t be afraid. , Prime Video, France.tv, or Deezer are available and work as well as on other platforms. For the , Portal TV’s camera will give you a comfortable calling experience from your sofa on Messenger and WhatsApp.
Portal Go, take your conversations around the house
Released in October 2021, Portal Go is Meta’s latest connected object. This new iteration takes everything that made Facebook Portal so successful, but makes some subtle changes. Broadly speaking, we find theof the Facebook Portal range: a simple interface, access to Messenger and WhatsApp, and automatic camera zoom. Meta has brought a new dimension to it, namely portability. There is therefore a battery and a handle to take it anywhere in the house. By getting rid of the power cable, swapped for a charging station, Portal Go gains mobility to offer a nomadic communication experience that has nothing to envy to classic, especially since a handle guarantees that Portal Go does not slip out of your hands when moving from one room to another.
Portal Go has a triangular shape that allows it to remain stable on all surfaces including the softer ones like a sofa or your knees. Its 10-inch screen accommodates an interface in .which greatly facilitates its use. In addition to video calls, you can enjoy content from Meta or listen to music and podcasts on Spotify. It is also in this interface that you can control the connected objects of the house. If your hands are taken by your children or the dishes, know that Portal Go is equipped with the Amazon voice assistant who can answer all your requests
Article produced in partnership with Meta