October 15, Baig, Usa Today. A year ago, Facebook surprised a lot of people in tech and elsewhere by releasing a video chat device for the home.
Manage Superframe settings
Facebook expands its smart home reach with a refresh that includes two new devices. Facebook introduced two new Portal devices in addition to a refresh of its inch Portal smart screen this week. They join the first-edition Portal Plus , which has not been updated. The devices are designed primarily with video calling in mind and are controlled using Facebook's own "Hey, Portal" voice service, as well as via built-in Alexa functionality. Conversations over privacy have eclipsed sales of Portal devices over the last year, making clear the social networking giant is battling its own reputation for market share. Not to mention, stiff competition from the likes of Apple , Google and Amazon have further thwarted Facebook's attempt to stake a serious claim in the fast-growing smart home space. Even if you're not considering buying hardware from a company still at the heart of continuing privacy concerns , here's what you need to know about Facebook's new line of Portal smart devices, including what it says about how Facebook plans to manage your data going forward. Since its inception last year, Facebook Portal mostly lets you video chat with your Facebook friends.
What voice commands can I use with “Hey Portal”?
This article applies to Portal and Portal TV. See below for examples of commands you can use. To use Portal music commands, you must be logged into a streaming service and your command must be compatible with your subscription. Learn more about using voice interactions with Portal.
Before connecting a Bluetooth device to your Portal, make sure your device has Bluetooth turned on and is in pairing or discoverability mode. Your Portal will set your city automatically and will show you local weather information on Superframe based on that location. You can also change your city setting manually from the Settings menu.