Beginning tonight at 10 pm Pacific Standard Time, you’ll be able to rent Inception, Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone, Life As We Know It and Yogi Bear on separate Facebook pages created by Warner Brothers.
The company has announced that this expansion of test rentals of online videos will cost viewers 30 Facebook Credits ($3) for the Harry Potter flick, while the other four titles will cost 40 Credits.
We wonder whether the four titles costing 40 Credits will have better film quality than Warner Brothers’ first flick posted for rental on Facebook: The Dark Knight streaming experience has elicited viewer complaints about technical glitches including pauses in the play and periods where the audio and video didn’t sync up.
Technical difficulties aside, Warner Brothers’ expansion of its offerings on Facebook puts the company further ahead of the competition, especially Netflix, which many observers had previously expected to begin streaming videos on the social network before any other company.
Other entities eyeing this space include Sony Pictures Home Entertainment, but we’re assuming that every player in the home video space is scrambling to catch up with Warner Brothers and offer Facebook streams.
Readers, has the addition of more videos further whetted your appetite to rent movies via the social network?