Netflix and Facebook Plan Close Integration for More Socialized Movie Watching

Posted Thu Jun 2, 2011 at 09:00 AM PDT by Dick Ward

Just how the companies plan to work together is unclear, but something is certainly in the works.

At the eG8 conference last week in France, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg revealed that his company was looking to link up with Netflix in a cross-promotional effort. It makes sense, of course, that the biggest social media site on the net would want to join up with the biggest movie streaming service, but the big question is just how they'll do that.

A plan outlined at the conference suggested that Facebook could be an all-in-one stop for content, allowing you to access movies your friends are watching directly from the site.

"Music, TV, news, books — those types of things I think people just naturally do with their friends," says Zuckerberg. "I hope we can play a part in enabling those new companies to get built, and companies that are out there producing this great content to become more social."

Source: Home Media Magazine

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