One of the greatest things about Facebook is how integrated it is. With the use of apps you can play games, listen to music, and farm. Robin Pangilian over at B2C claims you’ll be able to watch, recommend, and edit your queue all from the convenience of your Facebook page with a new Netflix app. Netflix changed home media forever with their move to gaming consoles and TVs; can they do it again?
Keith Butler at Social Times believes this new means of using Netflix will make the process more personal even to user sharing a Netflix account. “Imagine logging into your Netflix streaming account using your Facebook ID…When you’re done, another family member sits down, clicks and logs in with their ID, and looks at their own customized recommendations. This is what Netflix is planning with their announcement of entering the social media world, through Facebook.”
A smart move on the part of both Neflix and Facebook. Now the two internet giants will be even more exposed than before, if that is even possible.
To say that this will change much of anything would be an overstatement. Aside from separating you from others on the same account, people will only lose one step in their Netflix/Facebook processes, going from one site to the other. You could easily open a tab and watch a movie their, type out a movie recommendation, and post what you’ve been watching. This app will make things easier, but not in any revolutionary kind of way.
When Netflix went to gaming consoles, they re-invented the wheel. When Netflix goes to Facebook, they will be re-inventing click-top pens: writing is still the same, but you don’t have to take the cap off anymore.