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‘Netflix Party’ Browser Plugin Lets You Stream Shows With Friends In Real Time
By Thanussha Priyah, 18 Mar 2020
Image via Horth Rasur / Shutterstock.com
The novel coronavirus outbreak has prompted many to stay at home to prevent the virus from spreading. As an attempt to keep people in touch during self-isolation, a new Google Chrome extension known as Netflix Party endeavors to reconnect friends on lockdown.
The plugin lets peers watch television shows and films on Netflix together, virtually, and serves as “a new way to watch Netflix with your friends online.”
The extension allows users to sync playbacks in order to watch and finish flicks with each other simultaneously. There is also a chatroom, along with a sidebar, to let you engage in real-time conversations while watching shows and movies.
To get started, everyone in your group has to download the extension, with one host setting up the “room” and sharing the invite link to the others. The add-on is not an official feature by Netflix, but a software backed up by a Patreon page.
However, it is only available on the Google Chrome browser at the moment, and will be free to those with a Netflix account, per TechRadar.
[via Complex, cover image via Horth Rasur / Shutterstock.com]
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