Coming just days after a bill passed through the Senate that removes previous restrictions that prevented companies from sharing customer video rental history, a Netflix spokesperson now confirms that they “plan to introduce social features” for US customers sometime in 2013. So as soon as the President signs the bill, Netflix will roll out the new features.
You probably already know that Netflix already allows non-US customers to post what they’re watching on Facebook, the same way they can share music they’re listening to or articles they’re reading. But not in the U.S. That is currently illegal thanks to provisions in the Video Privacy Protection Act.
The new bill amends things so that users can share what they are watching. Netflix wants it’s users to have more social features and soon they will.