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Facebook adds Zoom video calls to Portal for TVs

GoToMeeting is an option now, too.

Zoom video call on Facebook Portal TV
Jon Fingas
Jon Fingas|@jonfingas|April 7, 2021 11:12 AM

It's now that much easier to hold a video call on a giant screen. Facebook has added support for Zoom and GoToMeeting calls on Portal TV, bringing the feature to the company's TV add-on months after it reached regular Portal devices. Both services will have a familiar experience if you've used them on other platforms, although Portal's subject tracking and voice enhancement will help if you need to move around or chat in a reverberation-filled living room.

It's a catch-up feature, although we'd add that Portal TV users got Netflix support that isn't an option on Facebook's smaller dedicated screens. And it's safe to say this could be very useful. While a possible end to the pandemic is in sight, many people are still stuck learning or working at home — this could help you chat with colleagues from the comfort of your couch, not to mention free up resources on your overworked laptop.

Facebook adds Zoom video calls to Portal for TVs