January 18, 2022

Rent and Watch Dr. Who Episodes Online Via Facebook & New Facebook for "Every Phone" App

Google+ is getting a massive chunk of attention these days (this is probably an understatement) so we thought we would pass along two Facebook items.

First, another example the massive amount of video content becoming available and viewable on the Internet. This time it comes from the BBC and is for users globally.

Beginning today, Facebook users can rent digitally remastered episodes of Dr. Who and stream them to their computer. A couple of the episodes are not available on DVD.

By using Facebook credits, users visiting the official Doctor Who page will be able to stream a selection of nine stories (each containing several episodes) from the history of the Time Lord, including digitally remastered classics such as ‘Tomb of the Cybermen’ as well as modern day favourites ‘Silence in the Library’ and ‘End of the World’. ‘The Greatest Show in the Galaxy’ will be a Facebook exclusive, having never been released on DVD.

The episodes will be available for Facebook users in Europe, the USA, Canada, Australia and New Zealand. Once rented, episodes will be available to view for 48 hours.

(Source: BBC)

Second, yesterday Facebook announced the, “Facebook for Every Phone” app that according to the company works on more than 2500 including feature phones (non-smartphones) that are Java-enabled.

In addition to the app, Facebook is providing free access to data plans for users on specific networks around the globe. This offer runs for about six months.

From the Facebook Blog:

We also want to make sure the Facebook for Every Phone app is affordable to try and use, which is why we’ve collaborated with many carriers worldwide to offer you free data access to this app for 90 days. This experience is optimized to use less data than other Java apps or mobile sites, making it much more affordable for people to use when the 90-day period ends.

You can review a list of carries at the bottom the Facebook story.

See Also: “Why It’s So Important For Facebook To Work On Every Phone” (via SF Chronicle and Business Insider)

About Gary Price

Gary Price (gprice@mediasourceinc.com) is a librarian, writer, consultant, and frequent conference speaker based in the Washington D.C. metro area. Before launching INFOdocket, Price and Shirl Kennedy were the founders and senior editors at ResourceShelf and DocuTicker for 10 years. From 2006-2009 he was Director of Online Information Services at Ask.com, and is currently a contributing editor at Search Engine Land.