Facebook To Join The Movie Streaming Business

Written by on March 9, 2011

Looks like Facebook is on some Google ish!! The social networking king has plans on streaming movies to users within the Facebook universe. In Facebook’s plan to takeover the world, it has teamed up with Warner Brothers to offer the 600 million users hit flicks.

Warner Brothers will start the trial with The Dark Knight, the 2008 Batman movie from Christoper Nolan, and Facebook users will have to pay 30 Facebook credits (about $3) to watch the movie. To rent the movie, U.S.-based Facebook users have to visit the movie’s Facebook page, and start watching the movie from there. The rental period lasts for 48 hours — twice the standard from other streaming services — and users can post comments and do the typical Facebook things at the same time, including updating their status.

The studio says that additional titles will be coming soon and that it was a no-brainer to start offering video streaming rentals through Facebook.

In about 2 years the internet will be ran by Facebook, Twitter, and Google. Ya’ll just wait and see.

Wired


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