Social distancing might have made it harder for you and your friends to get together with some popcorn to watch some binge-worthy Netflix.
BUT! There is a way to do this completely online. A new browser extension called Netflix Party allows you and your friends to watch Netflix together, complete with a chat room so you can react and chat as you watch. All you will need is Google Chrome and a Netflix account.
Here are the steps to hosting your own Netflix Party:
- Download the extension
- Open Netflix and choose what you want to watch
- Click the ‘Netflix Party’ button next to your search bar at the top of your browser
- A new window will pop up asking if you would like to create a Netflix Party. Click to Start the Party!
- Copy the link and send to the friends you want to watch with so they can join the party
- Relax and enjoy!
Can’t decide what to watch? Check our blog post for recommendations!
My friends and I trialed out Netflix Party over the past few days to see how it works. Whilst it took a bit of trial and error to get it up and working, we really enjoyed using it! It made it so much easier to watch things in time with each other, even if you are 100’s of miles apart. We loved the chat function which meant that we could share thoughts and reactions in real time whilst watching.