Netflix links online DVD service to Facebook

Mar 25, 2009
Netflix workers sort DVDs at the company's Piscataway, New Jersey, distribution center on March 10, 2009. Netflix has linked to Facebook, and Blockbuster is making films available on-demand to users of TiVo digital recorder devices as the US DVD rental giants continue an Internet-age duel.

Netflix has linked to Facebook, and Blockbuster is making films available on-demand to users of TiVo digital recorder devices as the US DVD rental giants continue an Internet-age duel.

Netflix members that belong to can connect to the online DVD rental service from the social-networking community website to rate films, write reviews, or recommend to friends.

"We believe the movies make for great conversations," vice president of product management Gibson Biddle wrote in a Facebook blog post on Tuesday.

"With Facebook Connect, we hope it will be easier for you to share the movies you love with all your friends."

and on Tuesday unveiled an alliance to make Blockbuster's library of premium digital movies available on-demand through TiVo digital video recorders (DVRs) that connect to television sets.

Blockbuster said that it will sell the TiVo DVR models at its US stores and at its website.

(c) 2009 AFP

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