Facebook has expanded and diversified hugely since its arrival on the web as it has grown in popularity and the next big thing seems to be movie rentals. This is not exactly a new feature, however it is certainly one that seems to be growing on the site as they have added 5 new titles to their collection.
“The Dark Knight” has already been available on Facebook for quite a while , now we can confirm that Warner Bros has expanded the selection and included the following new films: “Yogi Bear”, “Inception”, “Life As We Know It”, “Harry Potter and the Sorcerers Stone” and “Harry Potter and the Chamber Of Secrets”. (You can download any of these by clicking on the name of the film).
The full report from CNET can be seen here. The films are being retailed at $4 per movie (although Dark Knight is on sale for $3), the films will be paid for using Facebook credits. According to sources the exchange equates to roughly $1 to 10 Facebook Credit. Warner Bros has made it clear that the releases on Facebook are purely for trial to see if people will use the service and watch the films
Film makers and producers have been using social networking sites to test out means of promoting their films for a while and Twitter has been another target for producers in particular.
We wonder if this service will grow in popularity in 2011, have you used Facebook Movie Film Rentals? If so please sum up the experience in the comments section below.
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