Warner Bros. has begun renting movies on Facebook for 30 Facebook Credits, or $3. For now, the movie being used in the test is Christopher Nolan's widely acclaimed Batman flick, "The Dark Knight". In the unlikely event you haven't already seen the film, you should do so as it earned Heath Ledger a posthumous Oscar as "The Joker".
The films are packaged as apps -- like FarmVille and CityVille -- but it really is as simple as heading to a page, using 30 Credits, and watching the movie. You can watch the movie as many times as you like for 48 hours, after which the rental terminates. You can stop and start the movie whenever you like, too.
If you're interested in trying out the rental, you can do so by visiting this page.
Whilst watching the movie, you can also interact with other Facebook users who're watching the film at the same time. And, will have full use of Facebook's various functions, the company said. Users would be able to pause, rewind, and pick up where they left off when logging back into the site. It would only be available to US users.
"Making our films available through Facebook is a natural extension of our digital distribution efforts," digital distribution president Thomas Gewecke said. "It gives consumers a simple, convenient way to access and enjoy our films through the world's largest social network."