Netflix enables U.S. users to connect to Facebook

  • Video service Netflix launched a new feature on Wednesday that enables subscribers to let their Facebook friends know what television shows and movies they are watching as well as see friends' viewing activity.

    The feature will be available by the end of the week.

    Netflix, which had around 27.2 million U.S. subscribers at the end of last year, said customers would have the option in their Netflix settings to connect to Facebook.

    It added that the social features will be tested regularly and could evolve over time.

    Social features have already been available to Netflix's international customers but became an option after Congress "updated a video sharing law earlier this year."