Confinement, estrangement or transfer are situations conducive to ill-being. To fight against the lack of social life and have a good time together, genius developers have developed a Chrome extension that allows you to watch a movie or series at the same time with friends or family members. The tool also offers a chat system in order to remotely chat about what is happening in the movie as you would if you were sitting in the same room.
What is Netflix Party for?
The distance, the vagaries of modern life mean that it is not always possible to keep in touch with those close to you. But beware, long distance does not necessarily mean lack of social life. Know how to ignore the miles and be creative to continue spending time together.
When you start to miss your friends or family, why not throw a Netflix party. With the Netflix party extension, it is now possible to simultaneously watch a program on the streaming platform even if you are several hundred (or thousands) of kilometers away.
You choose the movie, series or show to watch, and the extension takes care of synchronizing the launch of the program on the different devices so that you can all watch the same thing at the same time. The launch is done simultaneously on all participants’ screens.
The Netflix Party extension also offers you the possibility to pause the video, the time to get yourself a drink from the fridge. Your friends will then have to wait a few seconds, while you come back from the kitchen with your precious drink.
If you’re the type who likes to chat while watching a series, the extension provides you with an online chat module. You will be able to give your opinion on the film and react to the games of the different actors. Below are two methods for watch Netflix on your TV.
How to start a Netflix party with others
We will now see how to watch movies or series with friends from a distance. But before you start, you will need to install the Netflix Party extension on your computer. You will also need to make sure that your friends have a Netflix account. If they do not have one, know that the American streaming service offers different promotions.
It is also possible to subscribe to an offer for a few weeks and then cancel your Netflix subscription. You can also share your subscription with other family members.
- Open your Chrome browser
- Paste the following address in the URL bar of your browser to open the Google Chrome online store on the presentation page of Netflix Party
- Press the add button to Chrome
- Click on the add extension button
- At the end of the installation procedure, you will see an NP (Netflix Party) button appear in the Chrome toolbar
- Open a new tab
- Connect to the Netflix site
- Choose the program you want to watch with your friends
- Click the red NP (Netflix Party) icon
- Select the section start a Party
- Copy the URL of the web page and send it to everyone you want to watch your series or movie with
The chat room will appear in the lower right corner. You will also be able to see the names of the people participating in the party appear in this module. Please note, the Netflix catalog varies depending on the country. If your friends are in another country, some content may not be visible to all users.