Facebook Courts Netflix But Wants Open Relationship

The social media giant is looking for partners who want to stream movies and music

If Facebook had its way, its 700 million users would never leave the site. Its recent discussions with entertainment giants might help the social-media behemoth get closer to that goal. 

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg said during a presentation at the eG8 technology conference in France this week that the company was looking for ways to incorporate more video and music directly on the site, The New York Times reports.

Zuckerberg mentioned Netflix as one of the companies he's been in discussions with.

The idea is to allow users to share movies directly on their Facebook pages in the same way they can already do with games, photos and YouTube videos.

“Listening to music is something that people do with their friends,” Zuckerberg said. “Music, TV, news, books — those types of things I think people just naturally do with their friends. I hope we can play a part in enabling those new companies to get built and companies that are out there producing this great content to become more social.”

The Times said European music service Spotify was also in discussions with Facebook.