Facebook's battle against Netflix is intensifying as Warner Bros. announces an expansion of its Facebook streaming service.
Inception, Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone, Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets, Life as We Know It and Yogi Bear will all be available via the Facebook platform
The five titles join The Dark Knight as the latest offerings to emerge out of deal between Warner Bros and Facebook. The two companies announced the deal earlier this month, aiming to take advantage of the social connections between Facebook friends.
Facebook has become a daily destination for hundreds of millions of people, said Thomas Gewecke, president of Warner Bros. Digital Distribution, in the original announcement. Making our films available through Facebook is a natural extension of our digital distribution efforts. It gives consumers a simple, convenient way to access and enjoy our films through the world's largest social network.
Facebook users can pay for the rentals by purchasing Facebook points. Like The Dark Knight Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone, Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets, will run for 30 Facebook points.Life as We Know It, Inception, and Yogi Bear will cost 40 points.