Working from home? Be more productive with Portal. Learn More. Compare Portals. Ship to multiple addresses at no extra cost. Smart video calling on the biggest screen in your home. Smart video calling on a Portal comes with Alexa Built-in, so you can see and do more. Just ask. Easily disable the camera and the microphone, or block the lens with the camera cover.
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Low camera quality and shoddy zooming, though, holds it back from greatness; not to mention its association with an increasingly scrutinised Facebook brand. What is the Portal TV? Facebook's foray into the smart home has met a mixed reception, given the prevalence of smart speakers and displays such as the Amazon Echo Show or Google Nest Hub Mac. The social media giant's reputation for mishandling user data doesn't help here, either, given the audio and video recording required for putting the Portal range to its full use.
When I first sat down to write this article, I struggled. A lot. Like so many other folks, I had read about Cambridge Analytica and the other ways the social media giant misused user data.