Portal TV from Facebook is an incredible tool for connecting friends, family and colleagues all over the world.That said, because Zoom is still the most popular video conferencing app around, it’s imperative to a lot of people that Portal be compatible. So, can you use Zoom on Portal TV from Facebook?
You can use Zoom on Facebook Portal TV as long as it is hooked up properly and you have a decent wifi signal. You simply need to set up the portal on your TV and download the Zoom app. Once you’re logged in, you’ll be all set to open up a room and start a meeting.
If you’re looking to take your Zoom experience to the next level with Facebook Portal, you’re in the right place. In the following sections we’ll answer some of the most common questions people have about using Zoom on Portal, then we’ll provide you with a brief step by step guide so you can start using your TV for video calls today.
Do Both Parties Need Facebook Portal?
One of the most common questions people have when they’re debating if Portal is worth it for video calls is whether or not both parties need it for their calls to work. If they did, Facebook Portal wouldn’t be much use for Zoom unless everyone you have video calls with has one too.
Fortunately, you can use Zoom on Facebook Portal TV regardless of what the person you’re video conferencing with is using. As long as their device is also compatible with Zoom they will still be able to see and hear from you.
On their end you will just look like you’re using a really expensive webcam with motion tracking and high quality video. Of course on your end you will be able to see them as well as long as they too have a camera, and aren’t just using voice.
Step By Step: How to Setup Zoom On Portal
Setting up Zoom on your Portal TV is pretty straightforward. Before you start you will want to make sure you’ve already gone through the setup of your portal itself, and create a Zoom account on your computer or smart device if you don’t have one already.
If you’ve been using your Portal for a while, you will also want to make sure that there is enough storage space for the Zoom App itself. If yours doesn’t have enough space you may need to clear some apps you don’t use to make room for it.
Once you’ve got everything ready, follow the steps below to get Zoom setu on your Facebook Portal TV:
- Install Zoom: Turn on your Facebook Portal and go to the Portal Store. You can use the search bar to pull up Zoom and download it. Again, if it won’t download for some reason check both your internet connection and the storage space left on your Portal.
- Decide how to link your Zoom account: Once Zoom has finished installing, you can open it and decide between two options to link your account. You can either sign in directly with your email or you can use a pairing code. If you decide to sign in you should be ready to go from here. If you want to use a pairing code, the following steps will help.
- Use a computer or your primary smart device to pair: Use whatever computer or smart device you usually use Zoom on and go to their pairing page. If you aren’t already signed in, you will be redirected to do so before reaching the page.
- Enter in the code and confirm your account: Now you just need to take the code your Portal provided you and enter it on your computer or smart device. If you’re successful it will prompt you to confirm your account information. Once you’ve done so you’re all set! Zoom is set up on your Facebook portal.
Now Zoom should be successfully installed on your portal. You should be able to connect to any room that has been provisioned for you.
So Really, Can You Use Zoom On Facebook Portal TV?
Yes, you really can use Zoom on Portal TV from Facebook. Getting it on your own Portal is as simple as going to the Portal Store and downloading Zoom for free. Once you have it downloaded you simply need to link your zoom account to your portal. There are really two basic ways of doing so.
You can take the most direct route and simply sign in using your username and password, or you can use a pairing code that will make it quicker to enter a provisioned room. If you select the pairing option, you just need to take the code you get off your portal and enter it in at zoom.us/pair. Once you confirm your account you should be ready to go!