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