Following the lead of Warner Bros, Paramount, and Universal, Miramax has jumped on the Facebook app bandwagon offering movie rentals in exchange for Facebook credits. Along with watching movie clips and playing games, users will get access to full-length feature films from the Miramax library, including Clerks, Kill Bill, Good Will Hunting, and No Country For Old Men.
As of right now, the app is still in beta, reports PaidContent. It was built in “just eight short weeks,” so you should expect a few bugs and hiccups in the beginning. US Facebook users will have a choice between 20 movies, each of which cost 30 Facebook credits to rent — that’s the equivalent of $3. The service was also made available in the UK and Turkey this morning, with France and Germany on deck, according to the Miramax Blog.
Once you rent, you’ll have a full 30 days of access to the movie. But once the movie is started, you only have 48 hours to finish it before it expires. The iPad and Google TV also work with the app. The full list of movies available right now (all 20 of them) can be found here.
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