President Obama signs Netflix-to-Facebook sharing bill into law

Netflix Headquarters 1

President Obama signed a bill into law today that allows consumers to automatically share the videos they watch Netflix directly to Facebook, says The Hill. This comes a few weeks after the bill successfully passed through the US Senate and will bring Facebook's much-touted frictionless sharing to one of the internet's biggest video service. Users in Canada and Latin America were able to do this for some time, but it was previously illegal under the Video Privacy Protection Act, which requires written consent for the information to be shared. While it's not clear exactly when Netflix and Facebook will push this functionality out, the fact that other countries are already doing it means it likely won't take long.

The Verge
Log In Sign Up

Log In Sign Up

Forgot password?

We'll email you a reset link.

If you signed up using a 3rd party account like Facebook or Twitter, please login with it instead.

Forgot password?

Try another email?

Almost done,

By becoming a registered user, you are also agreeing to our Terms and confirming that you have read our Privacy Policy.



Choose an available username to complete sign up.

In order to provide our users with a better overall experience, we ask for more information from Facebook when using it to login so that we can learn more about our audience and provide you with the best possible experience. We do not store specific user data and the sharing of it is not required to login with Facebook.