In this lockdown, you will be missing going out for movies or parties with friends. You can’t go out but you still can watch movies and your favorite series together. Surprised?? Yes, Netflix has come with a Netflix party that allows watching movies with your friends together yet separated. Isn’t it sound cool? You can also chat while watching Netflix. But this feature is only available if login to the official website, not on apps.
Let’s learn What Netflix party is and How does it work?
What is Netflix Party?
Netflix party is a chrome extension that you install and add to your chrome account. This extension allows you to share the Netflix screen with your friends and you can watch Netflix together. It also gives an option of chat while watching Netflix movies.
Isn’t Netflix party a good option to hang out with your friends and that too by spending nothing?
How does Netflix party work?
You can either join or host the Netflix party. To host the Netflix Party you have to follow the following steps-
Step 1: Install the chrome extension for Netflix Party
Netflix’s party is only available as a Chrome extension. So you have to install it and add it as an extension.
Step 2: Login to your Netflix account
After successfully installing the chrome extension you have to log in to your account. In your account at the right-hand corner, you will see a Netflix Party icon in Gray color.
Step 3: To host a party click on the Netflix Party Icon
Click on the Icon and a window will open asking permission to host the party. There is also an option of control takeover. Once you open the window it will ask that you want to control the playback. There are two options-1) Only you can control the playback and 2) If you want to open it for everybody.
If you take control of yourself only you can change the playback as you can pause the movie or rewind or fast forward it. In the second case, anybody in the Netflix party can change the playback.
Step 4: Share the link of joining with your Friends
Once you finish creating a party, a pop-up window will appear with a link. Copy that link and share it with your friends through text. Friends can join the party with that link only. You can also invite any friend in between the streaming by just clicking on the Party icon and copy the link again.
To join the Netflix Party just follow two steps-
- Click on the link that your friend has sent you of the Netflix party.
- Click on the Netflix party icon to join the party.
There is one shortcoming of the Netflix party is that it is not available on your smart TV. It can only work with the chrome extension that you can download on your laptop or computer. But the good thing is once you received the link you can join the party from any device be it a tablet or your phone. So start Binge-watching Netflix with your friends with Netflix party during this social distancing period.