Warner Bros. is taking the first baby steps in turning Facebook into a movie house. Now, Facebook users can rent movies directly the social networking site at the price of $3 or rather, 30 Facebook credits.
Rent a Movie on Facebook
Millions and millions of people log into Facebook each day. In fact, if the internet was the
Warner Bros. couldn’t have chosen a better film for the debut of their new movie distribution method either. It’s hard to find a movie more sensational than Christopher Nolan’s The Dark Knight. Right now, they’re just testing the waters, and this is the only film that they have on offer. But in the future – if this venture is successful – more movies will be made available through Facebook. Each movie will be viewable on its own page, just like The Dark Knight. Right now, the service is only available to US citizens, and Warner Bros. has not yet announced any plans for global expansion on the feature.
Safer than Going to the Movies?
Another potential risk would be when scammers catch on to this ‘rent a movie’ idea and decide to start another one of those scams wherein they offer something for free. We’ve seen it done with Farmville cash before and, while most people know better, there’s still that part of the population who are gullible enough to think that there is such a thing that’s ‘free’ these days.
Indeed, the security risks are there, but this new movie distribution method could really be the future of movie rentals. For now, though, it might be wise to wait and see where the whole venture is headed first before jumping into the fray.