Folks can do a lot on Facebook these days. It’s now for much more than just keeping up with friends. But one thing you will soon be able to do on Facebook that you might never have guessed is to rent and watch movies. Move over Netflix; Facebook just might do you in with this new development.
Warner Brothers and Facebook have formed a partnership to bring on-demand movies to the site for all users to take advantage of. It’s a simple and convenient way for members of this social networking site to take advantage of digital technology.
To get this new adventure off to an exciting start, Warner Brothers is offering the movie “The Dark Knight” as a forty-eight hour digital rental for only three bucks. What this means is that when you rent the movie for three dollars, it’ll be available for forty-eight hours. Therefore, if you get interrupted, you can return to the movie’s Facebook page within the forty-eight hour time frame and resume watching. You don’t have to worry about missing anything and you even have the option of commenting on the movie and posting status updates while you’re watching it.
Even though “The Dark Knight” is the first movie to be available on Facebook, other titles are expected to follow soon but the ones that will be available are unknown at this time. There is much discussion on how to expand the market with more movies, television and even live-broadcasting.
How Does Renting Movies from Facebook Affect Movie Rental Companies?
With so many people spending a large percentage of their time online chatting on Facebook, having the opportunity to rent movies from the site will surely be a big convenience. However, that doesn’t mean that it’s the end of the movie rental companies. It’s important to keep things in perspective and at this particular time, the partnership between Facebook and Warner Brothers is in its testing stage.
No one can say for sure what the impact will be on movie rental companies at this time. This is something that everyone will need to wait and see. There are a lot of good points and bad ones associated with this type of rental option. There will surely be a lot of changes made as time goes by and adjustments are put in place.
How Do You Rent Movies From Facebook?
So, how do you rent movies from Facebook? The process is simple but you will need to provide Warner Brothers with quite a bit of personal information. For example, you’ll be asked to share your basic information that includes everything you’ve shared on Facebook publicly, along with your name, gender, friends list, networks, profile picture and user ID.
If you decide to rent movies from Facebook, there are four ways to pay the three dollar fee. You can charge it to your cell phone, PayPal account or your credit card. The fourth method users have is spending thirty Facebook Credits to rent the movie. Facebook Credits is a payment option that was made available for users to buy virtual goods.
“The Dark Knight” is coming to your Facebook. Are you ready?