Do you "Like" Optik TV?
If so, now you'll love it. Telus has introduced a Facebook app on its Optik TV platform, allowing users to access all their Facebook features without leaving the television, plus extra functions such as instantly sharing what program you're watching. It's the first application-for-TV-platform in Canada (note that Optik TV is currently only available to B.C. and Alberta).
“IPTV is the future of television, and with Optik TV the future is here at Telus," said David Fuller, Chief Marketing Officer of Telus. "We are committed to enabling a truly connected home, offering new ways for our Optik TV customers to stay connected and multitask while enjoying television, and to that end we plan to launch a number of applications this year. TV applications are a great example of the power of Internet-enabled TV. This Facebook app brings social networking to the living room—it's all about making TV viewing a social activity again, in an exciting new way.”
The Facebook app doesn't interrupt the shows you're watching and is used through your remote control. The app is free with an Optik subscription.