Grab your popcorn, but don’t get the kernels in your keyboard — Facebook is now offering streaming Miramax movies. Launched in beta on the social network, U.S. users can choose between 20 titles and U.K. users between 10 titles.
So now if you want to see a range of movies from Trainspotting to Spy Kids through Facebook, you can sign up for the app and rent a movie for 30 Facebook credits.
You can watch movies through your computer, iPad or through Google TV, in the United States.
Miramax CEO Mike Lang said in a blog post introducing the app that the company’s goal is to let customers buy films to store in online movie lockers. Lang called for others in the industry to join the company in offering cloud-based films.
“The time is now to make cloud-based movie ownership a reality for consumers,” Lang wrote.
(Washington Post Co. Chairman and Chief Executive Donald E. Graham is a member of Facebook’s board of directors.)