Facebook Inc has approached Netflix Inc, Walt Disney Co and other media companies about putting their streaming services on a new Facebook device for making video calls from televisions, The Information reported on Wednesday.
The social media giant has also approached Hulu, HBO and Amazon.com Inc, the report said.
The device, code-named Catalina and set for release this fall, will use the same video-calling technology that is in its video chatting device Portal, the report said, citing two people familiar with the project and documents.
The device will also come with a physical remote and streaming video services similar to other television boxes like Apple TV.
Facebook did not respond to a request for comment.