Because of the series of lockdowns and other social restrictions brought by the ongoing pandemic, we have been compelled to study or work from home. This has caused a spike in the use of video calling platforms like Zoom, Google Meet, and Microsoft Teams. The problem here is that laptops are not really known to equip the best webcam. Smartphones on the other hand have limited screen area. To overcome these problems, Genese Solutions has launched Facebook Portal TV in Nepal that users can connect to their TV to give it smart capabilities like video calling. Let’s take a look at the specs, features, price, and availability of the Facebook Portal TV in Nepal.
Facebook Portal TV Overview:
Facebook Portal TV is a small webcam-like device that users can connect to their TV to make video calls with compatible apps. There is a physical camera shutter for added privacy. There is also an additional disable button for the mic and camera. Talking about the camera, it uses a 12.5MP sensor and has a 120-degree Field of View. The camera is also capable of panning and zooming automatically based on the number of people in the frame.
It comes with its own stand which users can use to set it up separately from the TV. You can also clip at the top of the TV. To connect the device to your TV, you will need an HDMI cable which unfortunately is not included in the box. Thus, you will have to buy it separately. Once connected, the Portal TV will use your TV’s display and sound system.
Moreover, Portal TV can connect to both the 2.4GHz and 5GHz Wi-Fi networks. You will need a Facebook account to login into the Portal TV. Once done, you can make video calls via Facebook Messenger and WhatsApp. You can even start or join Messenger Rooms with up to 50 participants. Also, it lets you use different AI effects to make the calls more interesting. Facebook promises that the calls are encrypted.
It also lets you stream content from Netflix, Amazon Prime Videos, and even Facebook Watch. Moreover, the Portal TV has a built-in Alexa with which you can control your smart home. There is another feature called Story Time which adds elements like music, animation, and AR to children’s stories. You can view photos from Facebook, Instagram, and your phone when you are not using it for calls.
- Dimension: 1.25” (H) x 7.5” (W) x 2.25” (D)
- Camera: 12.5MP AI Camera with 120-degree FOV
- Microphone: Yes, 8-mic Array
- Supported Video Calls: Messenger, WhatsApp
- Smart Assistant: Yes, Alexa
- Security: Camera Shutter, Mic, and Camera disable button, Encrypted calls
- Input: Remote
- Connectivity: Wi-Fi (2.4GHz & 5GHz)
Facebook Portal TV Price in Nepal and Availability
The price of Facebook Portal TV in Nepal is NPR 44,000. You can buy the Facebook Portal TV video calling solution in Nepal from Genese Solution.
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