With movie theaters closing and people keeping their social distance, Netflix Party may be the best way to hang out with your friends — sort of — while binge-watching together.
Netflix Party is a Google Chrome extension that allows people to automatically sync their programs remotely and even chat while watching.
According to the web store description, the extension is “for watching Netflix remotely with friends, e.g., for movie nights with that long-distance special someone. It synchronizes video playback and adds group chat.”
After installing the extension, one person can start a movie or episode and click the toolbar icon to generate a link. That person’s friends can sign into Netflix, open the shared link in Chrome and click on the red “NP” initials in the toolbar, syncing up the feed and opening a chat area on the right hand side of the screen.
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