You may find yourself trapped at home, but don’t be discouraged as there are several things you can do. One of them is to watch Netflix with friends remotely or online, that is, everyone at home. Just because you can’t meet in person doesn’t mean you can’t watch movies together yet. In this post I will show you how to do it.
You can use an app to watch Netflix with friends called Netflix Party, which is available as an extension for Google Chrome. This allows you to create an online chat room where you can simultaneously watch the same movie or show.
Use Netflix Party to watch Netflix with friends remotely
Netflix Party is only available as a Chrome extension, so you will have to use Netflix in the browser on your laptop or desktop instead of the TV or tablet. It would also work for you on Microsoft Edge Chromium.
The Netflix Party extension is incredibly simple to use. All you have to do is share a link with your friends. Once they click and install the extension, everyone will be able to watch Netflix together.
Next, let’s see the steps to install and run the application.
# 1. To get started, the first thing you need to do is download and install Netflix Party on Chrome. Go to the extension page and click Add to Chrome.
# 2. In the pop-up window, click Add extension.
In this way the extension in your browser. Now you will see the NP icon in the extension bar of the same, and it will be gray when you are not using the extension.
# 3. Now open the netflix., log in and choose something you want to watch with your friends.
# 4. When the video starts to play, click on the NP icon in the browser’s extension bar, this time it will be red.
# 5. In the small pop-up window that will appear, check the Only I have control option , if you want to be the only one who controls the playback. Then click the Start the party button .
In the next window, Netflix Party will show you a unique URL for your chat room. If you don’t want to enable the chat feature, just uncheck the box next to Show chat.
# 6. Copy the link and share it with your friends on the messaging platform of your choice.
Start watching content together
When your friends click the link, the video will start playing immediately. They will have to click on the NP extension icon to enable Netflix Party and then they will enter the chat room.
Now all that’s left is to sit down and share and use the chat feature if you want to comment on something. Watching Netflix with your friends while everyone is in their own home is a great way to pass the time.
In the chat room, you can control who has joined or left, as well as who has paused or fast-forward the video.
You can also send messages, skip parts of the movie, or go to the next episode of a show or series. If you watch a series, you can watch multiple episodes in the same chat room. However, if you are watching movies, you will have to create a new chat room every time you change movies.
When you want to end the party, click on the NP icon and select Disconnect. If you close the video and go back to the Netflix home page, that will also disconnect the chat room.
Chat rooms revolve around particular video streams, and there are no permanent rooms or chat histories. When a movie ends and you close the player, the chat room will also disappear.