Here’s a list of all the current Xbox One content blocks and how to add them

In the Xbox 1710 update, new content blocks will make themselves available to users everywhere.

Expected to arrive around October 2017, the 1710 update will add a new home screen layout, Fluent Design elements, and much more. One of the more compelling feature additions is the new content blocks, which allow you to fully customize the area below the main home screen.

Content blocks include things like your pinned apps and games, larger sections to showcase specific games and trending content, and also some other Xbox features, such as friends and Xbox deals. But how do you add them?

Let’s look through the ways you can add content blocks to your Xbox’s home screen, currently available on the Xbox Insider Program.

What exactly are content blocks?

Content blocks are essentially home screen sections you can add at will, providing rich information and trending content about the subject pinned. If you pin a friend, you can see how their achievements stack up against yours. If you pin a game, you can see trending clips, streams, and posts from the title’s game hub. You can also add a block for your pins, and even deals from Xbox Live.

Adding a friend as a content block

Adding a friend as a content block will provide a shortcut to inviting them to parties, allow you to compare achievements, and see their most recent updates. Adding them as a content block is particularly useful if, like me, your friends frequently hide offline, making it a little difficult to invite them into parties. Here’s how to add a friend as a content block.

  1. Open the guide menu using the Xbox button on your controller.
  2. Navigate left to the People section.
  3. Select Friends with the “A” button.

  4. Use the joystick to find the friend you want to add as a content block and select them with the “A” button.
  5. In the profile page, select Add to home using the “A” button.
  6. The new friend content block will appear at the bottom of the home screen.

Adding a game as a content block

If you add a game as a content block, you can view trending clips, updates from the developer, and suggested achievements too. It also provides a shortcut for booting the game if you’re not planning to use the pins content block. Here’s how to add them.

  1. Open the Guide menu using the Xbox button on your controller.
  2. Navigate down to My Games & Apps below the main home button.
  3. Find the game you want to include, and press the “Start” button on your controller (the button that has three lines).
  4. Select Add to Home.

  5. The new game content block will appear at the bottom of the home screen.

Adding and removing pins as a content block

The pins content block behaves a little differently to the others. You can still manage its position, as detailed below, but customizing the pins within the block requires a different menu. Here’s how to manage your pins block.

  1. To add or remove the pins block, open the Guide using the Xbox button on your controller.

  2. Navigate down to the pins menu below the main home button.
  3. Move the cursor down and select Remove or Add pins to home with the “A” button.

  4. You can move pins around by pressing the “Y” button, or unpin them completely by pressing the “Start” button.
  5. You can add pins for apps and games via the “My Games & Apps” accessible from the Guide. See here for more information on how to do that.

Managing content blocks

Managing a content block is easy. All you need is an Xbox controller, and the will to take control of your home screen.

  1. Navigate downwards using the joystick.
  2. Select the content block you wish to edit, and press “Y.”

  3. Now you’re in edit mode, you can move the content block up and down with the joystick, or delete it entirely using the “X” button.
  4. When you’re done, hit “A” to confirm or “B” to cancel.

The future

These are the main ways you can use content blocks right now, but Xbox Platform CVP Mike Ybarra recently teased concepts for apps to be content blocks, allowing you to view things like recent tweets and so on. There’s certainly a lot of potential for the feature, particularly since the Xbox One doesn’t support Windows 10’s live tiles for information-at-a-glance.

As usual, keep it locked to Windows Central for all things Xbox.

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Feature: The PlayStation Store’s Content Problem

There are nearly 30 new games on the PlayStation Store this week. Among these titles are juggernauts like NBA 2K18, standalone expansions such as Dishonored: Death of the Outsider, and remasters like Baja: Edge of Control. Amid the madness is Time Recoil, a new top-down shooter from one of PlayStation’s most prolific indie supporters, 10tons. But as the wealth of software on Sony’s digital storefront increases, PR coordinator Jaakko Maaniemi notes that it’s getting harder and harder for titles to get noticed.

“We’re superbly aware this is the worst time of the year for indies to launch games, and we’d certainly pick another time of the year if we could,” he tells us. “Quite often it just so happens that we, like many indies, find that we don’t have the financial luxury of postponing a release three to six months to be in a less competitive time window. Competition isn’t exactly weak at any time of the year. It’s important to realise this isn’t meant as a complaint per se. I’m just depicting how it is.”

As if competing with almost 30 new releases wasn’t bad enough, Maaniemi points out that many products have multiple SKUs – all of which eat up valuable PlayStation Store real estate. It’s true, too: a quick glance at the plaza reveals that there are three versions of NBA 2K18, three versions of NHL 18, two versions of PES 2018: Pro Evolution Soccer, and even three versions of Dishonored: Death of the Outsider. “For a small indie game like Time Recoil, it means that the title is found only on the 13th row of the new releases list in North America,” Maaniemi sighs, though things are a little better in Europe.

But what can be done? There have been calls for heavier curation on the PlayStation Store from some more vocal industry pundits, with the intention being to eliminate lower quality releases – but it’s unclear how such a process would be policed properly at the platform holder’s level. Maaniemi thinks that taking steps to accommodate more titles could be the solution.

“Visibility is the first step in getting towards the chance of taking that bite out of the revenue stream,” he says. “Pretty much everyone has added storefront real estate; in other words, more categories and more feature slot types. It’s great: more slots means there’s more to share on any given week or day. But of course the returns on this start to diminish pretty fast. If there’s only ten games on display, each one of them gets a lot of attention. With 20 games, some start to get no more than a glance. With 50 games…”

Maaniemi believes that algorithms could be used on the PlayStation Store to look at players’ buying habits and promote content based on their tastes and interests. “Steam is probably the most progressive and hard working on this,” he admits, “as they clearly do make an effort to guarantee some visibility to everyone, and nowadays they even try to show games to the customers who they believe would be interested in the game.”

But for now, developers like 10tons are using different tactics to keep their titles in the PlayStation Store promo reel for longer: discounts. “It’s better than nothing for sure, but unfortunately it also pretty much educates the active games store customer to never buy anything at full price,” Maaniemi adds, “which, of course, could very well throw off a flawed recommendation algorithm about the desirability of a game.” Clearly, this is an incredibly difficult problem for all parties to solve.

It’s an interesting challenge because, as PlayStation Store consumers, we demand to see a vibrant storefront filled with a variety of different products to purchase. And it’s that kind of environment that drives virtual foot traffic to the plaza in the first place. But with such intense competition, it’s extremely difficult for any one product to stand out, and Maaniemi is clear about the consequences: “The rule of thumb a decade ago was that 90 per cent of games fail financially, and it’s the 10 per cent that fund their development. Now it seems like 99 per cent of games fail financially, so the chances of getting that 1 per cent game […] are not great.”


Do you think the abundance of content on the PlayStation Store is starting to become a problem – and what can be done to ensure every game gets the necessary attention it deserves? Try not to get lost among the cavalcade of comments below.

RETURN TO IVALICE DETAILED IN FINAL FANTASY XIV ONLINE PATCH 4.1 CONTENT REVEAL | Games industry press releases

Yo-Kai Watch Collaboration Event Also Returns to
Eorzea

LOS ANGELES (September 5, 2017) – The first
details of FINAL FANTASY® XIV Online’s highly anticipated
Patch 4.1 have been revealed during a special 14-hour livestream
held to mark the MMO’s fourth anniversary.

Set to release in early October, Patch 4.1—officially
titled
The Legend Returns—will be the first major patch
release following the launch of
Stormblood™, the title’s critically acclaimed
second expansion pack.

During the celebratory livestream, FINAL FANTASY XIV Online
Producer and Director Naoki Yoshida hosted the 38
th installment of the ‘Letter from the Producer
LIVE’ series, where he revealed much of the content that will
come with Patch 4.1: The Legend Returns:

  • New Main Scenario and Side Quests – The fan
    favorite Hildibrand quest series also returns.
  • New 24-Player Alliance Raid – Titled
    “Return to Ivalice,” featuring guest creator Yasumi
    Matsuno
  • New Primal Battle – Shinryu makes a
    triumphant comeback in a new extreme difficulty challenge
  • New ‘Ultimate’ Difficulty Raid
    The Unending Coil of Bahamut (Ultimate) brings a new challenge to
    the most hardcore thrill seekers
  • Adventurer Squadron Updates – Players and
    squadron members may now team up and explore dungeons together
  • PvP Content: “Rival Wings”
    Ride goblin mechs and fight your opponents in 24 v 24 matches
  • Housing Update – Sale of plots in Shirogane
    will begin, along with the addition of swimming areas in all
    housing districts.
  • New Instanced Dungeon – The Drowned City of
    Skalla
  • The Lost Canals of Uznair Update – Venture
    even deeper into the submerged chambers for greater rewards and
    challenges.
  • New Beast Tribe Quests: The Kojin
  • And much more

During the livestream, Yoshida was also joined by Yasumi Matsuno
(
FINAL FANTASY XII / FINAL FANTASY TACTICS) to discuss the
upcoming 24-player alliance raid, “Return to Ivalice.”
Matsuno is writing the scenario for the raid as a special guest
creator, bringing the world of Ivalice to
FINAL FANTASY XIV Online. New art revealed during the
stream provided fans a tantalizing glimpse of the “Return to
Ivalice” landscape:

Additionally, SQUARE ENIX® announced the return of the
exciting collaboration between FINAL FANTASY XIV and
Level-5’s Yo-Kai Watch™. Players will once again be
able to collect Yo-Kai themed weapons, minions, and mounts from
today until November 1. Visit the Yo-kai watch event page on the
Lodestone for more information:
http://sqex.to/FFXIV_Yokai

For further details on everything discussed during the PLL,
visit:
http://sqex.to/PLL38

The FINAL FANTASY XIV Free Trial beckons new players to join the
millions of adventurers in the realm of Eorzea™. The free
trial allows anyone to access content up to level 35, create up to
eight playable characters, and experience the different playable
races, classes, and jobs with no restrictions on playtime. New
players who wish to experience the free trial may register here:
http://sqex.to/FFXIVFreeTrial

All editions of FINAL FANTASY XIV Online, including the FINAL
FANTASY XIV: Stormblood expansion, may be purchased through the
Square Enix Online Store here:
http://sqex.to/FFXIVStore


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SQUARE ENIX, EIDOS® and TAITO® branded entertainment
content throughout the Americas as part of the Square Enix group of
companies. Square Enix, Inc. is affiliated with a global network of
leading development studios such as Crystal Dynamics® and Eidos
Montréal. The Square Enix group of companies boasts a
valuable portfolio of intellectual property including: FINAL
FANTASY, which has sold over 135 million units worldwide; DRAGON
QUEST®, which has sold over 71 million units worldwide; TOMB
RAIDER®, which has sold over 60 million units worldwide; and
the legendary SPACE INVADERS®. Square Enix, Inc. is a
U.S.-based, wholly-owned subsidiary of Square Enix Holdings Co.,
Ltd.

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Destiny 2 PS4 exclusive content

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Playstation 4 exclusive Destiny 2 content was originally detailed back at E3 2017, and includes several items of varying usefulness to players.

Here on this page, we’ll detail everything you need to know about the PS4 exclusive content, including the Lake of Shadows strike, City Apex ship, Borealis weapon, exclusive armour and the Retribution map.

They’ll also be coming to non-PlayStation players – so, Xbox One and PC players – further down the line, so we’ll detail everything we know on how that works below, too.

Destiny 2 exclusive content – details on Lake of Shadows, City Apex, Borealis, Retribution and more

PlayStation 4 Destiny 2 players will receive several exclusive items in game, which come in the form of an exclusive strike, map, exotic weapon, ship skin, and armour set for each of the three Destiny 2 classes. Here’s a quick trailer showing them off, with details below:

Destiny 2 PlayStation exclusive content:

  • Lake of Shadows strike – a three-player strike, called the Lake of Shadows. We don’t no much yet, other than that it’s set on Earth’s European Dead Zone, and will go live from launch, like the all-platform Nightfall strike. It’s described on the PlayStation blog as “a co-op Strike set atop and within a broken dam in the European Dead Zone,” that has you “stem the tide of Taken flowing into the European Dead Zone from beneath the waves.”
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  • Retribution PvP map – a 4v4 mutliplayer map for the Destiny 2 Crucible, set on the upper atmosphere of Mars.
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  • City Apex ship – a blue and white coloured ship, to keep you nice and on-brand.
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  • Terra Concord armour – special armour for the Titan class. Described as “Armor formed from the wreckage of Golden Age orbital city Caer Lerion, which plummeted to Earth centuries ago in the Collapse.”
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  • Tesseract Trace IV – special armour for the Warlock class. Described as “The Traveler’s arrival rewrote every single theory we used to hold about the Universe and its ways.”
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  • Icarus Drifter – special armour for the Hunter class. Described as “The Icarus Drifters are a group of elite Hunter spacepilots famous for “surfing” on solar flares.”
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  • Borealis exotic weapon – one of many Destiny 2 exotic weapons, the Borealis is a sniper rifle and can, interestingly, swap between all three types of damage (Solar, Void, and Arc) so as to keep you effective in just about any scenario. Not bad!
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Destiny 2 PlayStation exclusive content expiry date – when does PS4 Destiny 2 content come to other platforms?



Destiny 2 guide
Class changes, Exotics, levelling and more explained.


Destiny 2 guide

Want more on Destiny 2? Our Destiny 2 guide tells you everything else know on the game so far, including every change big and small from the original. Elsewhere we explain how Clans and Guided Games work, Crucible tips, a Destiny 2 Exotics list, details on the PC version and graphics options, abilities and Supers for all classes and subclasses, details of all Destiny 2 PS4 exclusives and everything we know about the upcoming Destiny 2 Raid.

There’s no definitive answer to the question of exactly when the PlayStation excusive Destiny 2 content will come to other platforms like Xbox One and PC, but there are some very strong hints we can go on.

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For starters, Destiny 2 director Luke Smith tweeted the following:

So we know it’s coming some time in 2018, and likewise there’s the following small print on the PlayStation marketing material like the above trailer, which says this:

Timed exclusive content until at least Fall 2018.

So we also know that 2018 date means late-ish in 2018, too. Still, at least Xbox and PC players will get the extra stuff at some point, just as it was with the first Destiny.

Grand Theft Auto Online’s Smuggler’s Run Content Is Available Now

Just as we reported last week, Grand Theft Auto Online has gotten a hefty new update today that introduces the new Smuggler’s Run themed content, in which you’ll be doing a lot of fancy flying as you take down enemies and take cargo to extremely dangerous locations.

Here’s the full rundown of the content that’s available with today’s update:

Hangars have been added to GTA Online. Players can purchase a Hangar on the Maze Bank Foreclosures website and choose from 5 locations. Hangars can be customized with a choice of modifications and add-ons such as a Hangar Style, Lighting, Floor Graphics, Office Furniture, Living Quarters and an Aircraft Workshop. Hangars come with space for up to 20 of a player’s personal aircraft and a computer that is used to manage the Air-Freight Business.

The Air-Freight Business has been added to GTA Online. The Air-Freight Business is managed with the Free Trade Shipping Co. app on the computer in the Hangar and allows players to Source and Sell Cargo. Players must first complete a Setup Mission to get the Hangar Business up and running. Once set up, players can then begin stealing Cargo which can then be sold for a profit.

7 new aircraft have been added to GTA Online:

  • Nagasaki Havok
  • Nagasaki Ultralight
  • Alpha-Z1
  • Tula
  • V-65 Molotok
  • Rogue
  • LF-22 Starling

Two new vehicles have been added to GTA Online:

  • Grotti Visione
  • Vapid Retinue

One new Adversary Mode has been added to GTA Online:

  • Motor Wars (4-28 Players)

2-4 teams parachute into a warzone with nothing but a pistol and serious shopping list. The streets are littered with heavy firepower and weaponized vehicles, and you better hope your decision-making is up to scratch: last team standing takes all, and second place is a smoking crater.

Over 500 new items of clothing and outfits have been added to GTA Online for male and female characters.

Over 30 new tattoos have been added to GTA Online.

While the majority of content focuses on Smuggler’s Run, there’s enough to get excited about this week. We included the official trailer above, in case you want an idea of what to expect.

Grand Theft Auto Online is available now as part of Grand Theft Auto V, for Xbox One, PlayStation 4 and PC.

Legend Of Zelda’s Website link Content Is Bundled In Monster Hunter XX

We locate it a little bit odd that Capcom isn’t considering a U.S. release for Monster Hunter XX for the Nintendo Swap, particularly offered the reputation of the two the sequence and the system. But possibly we’ll get it sometime – particularly now that it includes a vaery well known outfit or two in the combine.

The sport officially arrived in Japan today, and to celebrate the release, Capcom of Japan has launched a new trailer that characteristics a extremely acquainted character from the Nintendo lexicon – Website link from The Legend of Zelda sequence.

Effectively, not so considerably him as his goods, so that you can dress like him – but make no miscalculation, it’s Link’s stuff. Gamers have the capability to dress in Link’s classic blue tunic, as very well as his more classic green hero tunic, and Korok costumes. For good evaluate, you’ll also be ready to equip particular audio and audio taken straight from the Legend of Zelda sequence.

The material isn’t out there still, but it is releasing for free of charge later this week, as it will be out there to down load starting up on September 1st. There is no term still if you’ll be ready to use it correct off the bat, or if you will need to purchase it from a store, but with any luck , we’ll get an remedy before long sufficient.

This isn’t the to start with time that a Website link costume has been featured in a Swap sport, as Skyrim: Exclusive Version will have some form of get-up that performs the very same way when it comes later this calendar year.

That claimed, there is even now no official term as to when – or even if – Monster Hunter XX will make its way to our shores. That claimed, we are obtaining Monster Hunter: Earth, so there is often the likelihood that Capcom could contemplate cross-system coinciding releases to go along with 1 another. We’ll allow you know if the business officially announces everything.

In the meantime, if you come to feel like importing the sport, the Swap is region free of charge, nevertheless you’ll will need to wade by means of a ton of Japanese language. Look at out the trailer over and get to monster looking!

ARK Survival Evolved update: PS4 and Xbox One content revealed ahead of Ragnarok launch | Gaming | Entertainment

Studio Wildcard are set to launch a new ARK Survival Evolved update on PS4, Xbox One and PC in the coming weeks.

The development team have revealed that a major patch will be released on August 28, as part of the official release of the game.

Fans can also look forward to the ARK Ragnarok mod being launched on consoles, as well as at least one new creature for the base game.

The Phoenix was recently revealed by Wildcard, which will require some unique taming methods.

“Attempting to pacify a Phoenix is, quite literally, playing with fire. The Phoenix must be continually set ablaze in order to be tamed. 

“I’ve seen many turned into dust and ash in the attempt. After it has been pacified, the Phoenix will regain its vitality when it is aflame! 

“Although its compact size prevents the Phoenix from being ridden, its aggressive inflaming has proved to be invaluable in battle. Plus, it can quickly roast up tasty cooked meat and refine raw ores at any time, as a living furnace.”

While Wildcard’s description  confirms that the Phoenix cannot be flown, it appears that this might change before its launch.

“Thinking about making Phoenix rideable,” Jeremy Stieglitz, the co-founder of Studio Wildcard teased. 

“It’s a fun bird but maybe even better that way 😛 Will meditate on this important question tonight.”

There’s also the question of how Studio Wildcard plan to improve the game’s performance in the future, with Stieglitz confirming that server tweaks were inbound.

Answering questions on further optimisations options, the co-founder explained: “A lot of server-side work in particular, more physics threading and more efficient networking. 

“For clients, one of the biggest areas for potential improvement currently is faster rendering of large bases: using instanced meshes to render hundreds of structures in a single draw-call. After that, general profiling. 

“DX12 is still of interest, but we need to do more analysis to make sure it’s a real benefit to players — the gains were small last time we checked, and the drivers were unstable, though I imagine a lot has improved over the past year, so will be taking another look at it.”

Back to the Ragnarok mod and Wildcard recently launched a new PC update for the popular mod.

It included a massive map expansion that doubles the land to explore.

While available on PC, it’s not finished and will likely require a fair few update like the one mentioned above before it is.

That’s due to the development team building a 144 sq kilometer map, designed to be explored by land/sea/air with most places accessible by foot.

Unlike the full game, Ragnarok has been developed by the former creators of popular ARK mods Valhalla and Umassoura.

This Week’s Grand Theft Auto Online Content Includes A Slick Race Car And More

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Grand Theft Auto Online has been updated yet again for another week, and this time around, there’s a bit of good stuff to choose from, especially if you’ve been looking for a solid race car.

First up is the debut of the Ocelot XA-21, which can be purchased at Legendary Motorsport. “The XA-21 is the latest monstrous creation to escape Ocelot’s experimental underground facility, leaving a trail of shell-shocked and visibly aroused onlookers in its wake. Packed with enough hybrid tech to make environmentalists salivate, the XA-21 is the epitome of cutting edge,” noted Rockstar Games in the official press release. You can see promo art for the car below.

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In addition, double GTA$ and RP is being offered across a number of modes this week, including Sumo and Slasher, through August 21st. You can also take on a variety of Gunrunning Sell Missions to get that equal amount of payoff, and if you manage to finish up a Sell Mission during that time frame, you’ll also get handed a Black Coil t-shirt for your troubles.

You’ll also be able to score a 25 percent discount at the Route 68 Bunker through the 21st, where you can get your hands on the Mobile Operations Center and Weapon Workship bay and snag some MK II weapons upgrades. You can also score discounts on other stuff, like the HVY APC, the Vom Feuer Anti-Aircraft Trailer, the JoBuilt Phantom Wedge, the Mammoth Hydra and the Buckingham Valkyrie. All Gunrunning Clothing and Tattoos are also discounted by 25 percent during the next week.

Finally, if you’re looking for a new Premium Race and Time Trial, Grand Theft Auto Online has it with the Plummet II event being available as a Premium Race (but only for the Super cars) and Tongva Valley being on hand for the Time Trial. So get in there and clean up on your GTA$ and RP!

That’s about it for this week’s content, but there’s plenty of opportunity to clean up on rewards and have a good time with your friends…and that’s what it’s all about.

Grand Theft Auto Online is available now as part of Grand Theft Auto V, for Xbox One, PlayStation 4 and PC.

Facebook moves to produce original video content

SAN JOSE, Calif. – Watching video online is getting more social.

Facebook introduced a platform Wednesday called Watch that will allow users to discover new shows that their friends are also viewing.

“Watching a show doesn’t have to be passive. It can be a chance to share an experience and bring people together who care about the same things,” wrote Facebook CEO and cofounder Mark Zuckerberg in a post.

Taking on Google-owned YouTube and Twitter, it is Facebook’s latest effort to get more video content on the social network. The move also allows the company, which has more than two billion monthly users, to go after more lucrative video ad dollars.

Other tech firms such as Amazon, Netflix, and Apple have also tried to entice more users to spend more time on their sites by releasing video content. But if Facebook wants to become like Netflix, some analysts say it will be a taller order for the tech firm because people don’t associate the website with long-form television shows.

Videos on YouTube, on the other hand, are shorter in length and also include comments from viewers.

“When you say ‘a YouTube video,’ that conjures a set of qualities that are very different from a Netflix show. I think there’s a big gap between those type of experiences and it depends where Facebook wants to sit on that spectrum,” said Paul Verna, an analyst with eMarketer.

Verna said he thinks Facebook is trying to sit somewhere in the middle.

“They want to be more than a one-minute viral cat video or a Tasty recipe video, but they don’t necessarily want to be the place to go where people watch Game of Thrones or Orange Is the New Black,” he said.

Longer video content also gives companies “more of a runway for more advertising,” he said.

Facebook’s director of product, Daniel Danker, wrote in a blog post that the company believes that Watch will “be home to a wide range of shows, from reality to comedy to live sports.”

Danker pointed to baseball games, a cooking show for kids by Tastemade, and a reality show called Nas Daily as some of its offerings. Some of these shows, such as a series called Returning the Favor hosted by Mike Rowe, have episodes that run for about 20 minutes, screenshots of Watch show.

The tech firm said Watch will be available to a limited group of people in the United States, but did not say how many and when.

Facebook also said that it is funding shows that are community-oriented and have a series of episodes, but did not specify the amount.

Other social media sites including Twitter have also been striking partnerships to bring more original content to its website. Like Twitter, Facebook has also been emphasizing the social conversations that happen while watching video.

Facebook users will be able to see through different sections what are the most talked about shows, what is making people use the “Haha” reaction emoji, and what their friends are viewing.

Meanwhile, the company has been making a push to become “video first” by rolling out a live video tool and a Snapchat-like Stories features that allow videos and photos to disappear after 24 hours.


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