Netflix family

You can already use Netflix to watch movies at the same time as friends and family in other locations, if you’re using it from a platform such as the Xbox 360, but new social features are allegedly on the way in 2013. The company was mum on the update until Congress signed a recent bill that allows companies such as Netflix to share rental history, TPM said, and now it just needs a final nod from the President.

“We are pleased that the Senate moved so quickly after the House,” Netflix said. “We plan to introduce social features for our US members in 2013, after the president signs it.”

It’s likely that we’ll see a new option to share Netflix activity to Facebook. The option is already available in other countries, and will likely perform similarly to the way Spotify users share song history to Facebook.