Facebook has announced that it will be partnering with entertainment brands such as Netflix and Hulu in order to add television and movie-watching capabilities to the social networking website.
The announcement was made by Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg at this week’s f8 conference.
The service will allow Facebook users to show off what they are watching in real-time as well as see what that their friends are watching. The aim of this set-up is to draw more people into consuming TV and movies on Facebook.
A personalised Timeline will summarise each user’s watching activities and top shows and movies will be put on display for their friends to see.
Other companies to join forces with Facebook include Flixster, DirecTV, IMDb and Miso.