Some of you may or may not know that Facebook has jumped on the bandwagon of the streaming movie rental business. I didn't even know about this feature of Facebook until I found out myself this past week. As I started to do a litlte research I ran across an article that indicates that Facebook, with partner Warner Brothers, is really trying to make something of this service. The latest from Warner Brothers catalog to be added to the Facebook are Inception, Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone, and Yogi Bear.
So how can you watch a movie via Facebook, and what does it cost? In order to rent one of these you movies you pay for them using facebook credits. A 48-hour unlimited rental will set you back 30 Facebook Credits, or $3. Now that we know how much costs how do you find the movies to watch? To find a movie that you can watch is fairly easy. Just locate the official Facebook page and look for the Watch button. For example, click on this link to go to Yogi Bear's official Facebook page. When the page loads look under the left navigation bar, and you will see a link that says watch. Click that link and it will guide you through the process of renting that movie to watch.
Do I plan on renting a movie via Facebook? Probably not. I subscribe to Netflix and get both Blu-Rays and stream movies via my Xbox 360. The movies that Warner Brothers are offering to Facebook aren't enough for me want to stream a movie to my laptop. However, since I don't plan on using this feature of Facebook I thought I would at least bring attention to it incase someone found it to be useful.