Watch 'Dark Knight' on Facebook ... Netflix Doesn't Like This

a couple watches a movie on a laptop - facebook movie rentals
a couple watches a movie on a laptop - facebook movie rentals

Now you can view a movie on Facebook, in addition to updating your status, wishing friends a happy birthday and uploading photos from the kids' graduation. Warner Bros. will begin offering movies on demand via the social network for just $3 (or 30 Facebook Credits).

It's just one movie -- "The Dark Knight" -- as a test, but a Time Warner executive implied it's a move to counter Netflix's service that streams content and offers unlimited DVD rentals for $7.99 and $9.99 a month, respectively.