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Movie Streaming Coming to Facebook

Staff Reporters |
March 8, 2011 | 4:39 p.m. PST

Tired of having to go to more than one Web site for all your entertainment needs? Now, you can watch movies while you browse your friends' wedding photos.  

"Warner Bros. has started delivering movies through Facebook, enabling U.S. users to rent titles for $3," Mashable reports.

"Now, besides “liking” and commenting on the Dark Knight Facebook Page, you can also watch the movie directly from Facebook (the option is available from the menu on the left). That movie is the only one currently available for rental from the Warner Bros. catalog, with more to come in the following months."

It's a natural choice, given that the Web's number one site has quite a video presence as well: 

"In January, Facebook.com was the sixth-most popular video site in the U.S., with 42 million viewers and an average of 15.4 minutes per viewer, according to comScore Inc. Facebook's popular video content includes user-generated clips and music videos," the Wall Street Journal reports.

Those interested will have to pay for the movie using 30 Facebook "credits," and then Facebook keeps 30 percent, natch.



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