Written by Rika C on March 19, 2020
If you’re missing movie nights with friends because of social distancing, Google Chrome and Netflix have a solution. It’s called Netflix Party — a Google Chrome extension that allows you to sync your Netflix accounts so that you’re watching the same thing in real-time. The new app also has a sidebar for chatting while you’re watching. There are three easy steps for using the app once it has been downloaded to the Google Chrome browser. The feature is free and must be downloaded by all parties in order to work. In order to get Netflix Party, you have to first have the Google Chrome browser. This extension will not work in Safari or Firefox. After Google Chrome is downloaded, you can download the Netflix Party extension and then open up the streaming site. From there, the main user will select the movie or TV show and then send out a URL to friends so that they can join in. A chat box appears on the right side of the screen and that’s about it. There are custom avatars too, but for the most part, this is very basic.