Warner Bro. Testing Movie Rentals on Facebook

Movie studio Warner Bro. has embarked upon a movie rental and sale trial on the Facebook social networking site.

Here’s an excerpt from the AP:

Starting Tuesday, Facebook users who visit the official page of “Batman: The Dark Knight” can click a “watch” icon and pay 30 Facebook credits, or $3, to watch the movie. The movie is streamed through a Facebook application.

Renters have access to a movie for 48 hours and can replay it as many times as they like. Warner Bros. said it will add other movies in coming months but did not say what those would be.

Although the news took a bite out of Netflix’ share price today, we don’t think it’s a big deal until the other studios also offer their films on Facebook.

Netflix has no cause for worry. At least, not yet.

5 Responses to "Warner Bro. Testing Movie Rentals on Facebook"

  1. MAK   March 9, 2011 at 2:37 pm

    Do you guys watch Netflix Instant through Consoles??

    SearchIndia.com Responds:

    We watch thru Roku.

    There are a few readers here who watch through xBox 360 or PlayStation 3. Can’t remember which one.

    • kd36939   March 10, 2011 at 12:53 am

      We watch through WII.

  2. Naveen   March 9, 2011 at 7:24 pm

    $3?? That is way too expensive.

    SearchIndia.com Responds:

    At that price, they have no hope.

    • Naveen   March 9, 2011 at 7:51 pm

      Absolutely none. Any plans to watch Battle LA? I have a feeling it may end up as a stupid film… Not sure whether to watch…

      SearchIndia.com Responds:

      We saw the Battle LA trailer when we went to Adjustment Bureau. Didn’t think much of it (Battle LA, we mean).

      We’re keen on seeing The Last Lions (in limited release) documentary from National Geographic and Of Gods And Men.

  3. MAK   March 11, 2011 at 1:46 am

    Nice thumbnail. And have you guys seen the documentary /inside job?? It was amazing. It also won the much coveted oscar this year.

    SearchIndia.com Responds:

    Inside Job? No.

    Why didn’t we watch it? Perhaps because we’ve read so much about the financial disaster on Wall St and Main St and now hitting the state and local govts to the point the subject is now far too tedious for us to endure.

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