It looks like Warner Bros are aiming to make their movies available in as many ways as they possibly can at the moment. Back in February they announced the release of special “App Editions” of Inception and The Dark Knight, and now it appears they have launched a new movie rental service on Facebook.
Yes, you did read that correctly!! According to Dean Takahashi over on the venturebeat.com website, Facebook users will now be able to rent films directly on the popular social networking website, and watch them within the Warner Bros studio’s movie fan pages.
Users will of course have to use their Facebook Credits to rent a movie, with each rental costing 30 Facebook Credits ($3). The only film available at this stage however is Christopher Nolan’s The Dark Knight, although the studio has promised that more titles will be made available in the future.
Those who have previously “liked” The Dark Knight movie can rent the film through its official Facebook page. All fans have to do is click the rent icon and apply their Facebook Credits, and the will be available to watch within seconds. However, the offer is only available to those in the US at the moment.
As with many other movie rental services, users have access to the rented movie through their Facebook account for up to 48 hours after they purchased it. The service even enables them to pause the movie and resume watching it once they log back into their Facebook account.
Another great feature is the fact that it enables users to post comments about the movie and interact with their Facebook friends. Would you spend you Facebook Credits on renting a movie when more titles become available?