Netflix users can now link their accounts to Facebook

Netflix users can now link their accounts to Facebook
Netflix proudly announced this morning that users can now link their accounts to social networking behemoth Facebook.

Dubbed "Netflix Social," the partnership was a longtime coming, and came into being after Congress amended a video sharing law from the 1980s. International users have had similar features since last year.

Social will allow streaming members to see what their friends are watching, and will add "Friends' Favorites" and "Watched by your friends" rows to the current "Recently Watched" and "Top 10 for You" (and many other) rows.

Netflix says the service will be available to all U.S. Netflix streaming users by the end of the week, and Facebook posting will be completely optional.

"There are few better ways to find a movie or TV series you'll love than hearing about it from your friends," said Tom Willerer, vice president of product innovation at Netflix. "Facebook already makes it easy for our international members to connect with friends over TV shows and movies and we're thrilled to now bring this experience to our U.S. members."

When the rollout is complete, you will see an option to connect to Facebook and you can agree to share activity.

Written by: Andre Yoskowitz @ 13 Mar 2013 11:17
Netflix Netflix Social Facebook Connect
Advertisement - News comments available below the ad
  • seths

    Hmm, another stupid fucking idea to combine with Facebook. Hey everyone, I'm watching terms of endearment on Netflix, and I want everyone to know cuz I'm a dumbfuck with no life of my own unless someone "likes" it.

    Personally, I'm waiting for them to make a deal with a toilet manufacturer, so that way I can check in while I am on the shitter. Maybe I can get one of those assholes that's always asking me to water their garden to come over here and wipe my ass in exchange.

    Wow, Facebook really is important

    13.3.2013 13:18 #1

  • 1nsan3

    I AGREE who gives a rats ass about what your friends are watching.

    checking in on the shitter is a good one, i HAVE updated my status to "taking a dump" because thats all facebook is good for. really, who actually cares how your day is going, Like i want to read about what your whiney ass is complaining about all day,, BOOHOOO i had a bad day at work, boo hoo my bf left me, boohoo everyone , please hit the like button if you feel sorry for my dumb ass!!!
    ok, so you get 400 likes, tell me... WHAT THE HELL DOES IT MATTER!!!

    For Sale:

    Parachute, Used Once, never opened small stain.
    Best Offer!

    13.3.2013 17:37 #2

  • g_slide

    I agree with both comments above. I have been saying it for years... "Who cares how your day is, nobody cares that you don't feel like going to work today... no one cares if you got diarrhea from eating at the crappy Mexican Taco stand, and I don't care if your dog looks cute in new hat."

    Facebook & Twitter is finally slowly dieing and I have said this years ago on this forum, check out my previous post.

    Also why would I want people to know what I'm watching on Netflix, just so they can judge me or feel better about themselves that "Wow, I also watched the same episode that he just watched... OMG, we are so cool!!!"

    14.3.2013 14:46 #3

  • s_c47

    I feel weird if I forget to take my phone to the bathroom. What else am I going to do in there?

    Someone told me once that theres a right and wrong, and that punishment would come to those
    who dare to cross the line.
    But it must not be true for jerk-offs like you.
    Maybe it takes longer to catch a total asshole.

    15.3.2013 10:54 #4

© 2023 AfterDawn Oy

Hosted by
Powered by UpCloud