New feed aims to turn network into entertainment destination, while Spotify is also expected to launch a streaming app.

This article titled “Facebook to launch music and film ‘ticker'” was written by Josh Halliday, for guardian.co.uk on Monday 19th September 2011 17.31 UTC

Facebook will on Thursday unveil a real-time stream of what its users are watching and listening to online, turning the social network into a key entertainment destination on the web.

The social network will introduce the new “ticker” stream alongside partnerships with major media companies at its f8 conference in San Francisco.

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