Published: Mon, March 23, 2020
Life&Culture | By Sue Mclaughlin

This App Lets You Watch Netflix With Your Friends Online

This App Lets You Watch Netflix With Your Friends Online

That means not only keeping your distance from other people if and when you do venture out of the house but, increasingly, staying home entirely. So, what can you do in this free time? There's no audio component to a Netflix Party, but you could easily provide your own.

The world is now facing the coronavirus pandemic and without a cure we are left with practising social distancing and self-quarantine to prevent the spread of the COVID-19. If you try it out, let me know how it goes - or maybe invite me to your Netflix Party.

Feeling lonely during the period of social isolation or self-quarantine?

Next, go to Netflix (in Google Chrome) and open a film or show. Once there, click on the "NP" icon on the top right and join the watch party.

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Thanks to a Google Chrome plug-in called Netflix Party, you can now stream movies and TV series on the platform simultaneously with your friends - with the browser extension synchronising everyone's playback so you're truly watching each and every frame at the same time. It's a simple idea, but one that is flawless for these times of social isolation. "You can discuss the show with the people in your room, or argue, or flirt, or veer wildly off-tangent because you've realised that you've picked an absolute dud to watch", The Guardian reported. However, it is very easy to use. To start the Netflix Party click Start the party.

To get started with Netflix Party head to and click the Install Netflix Party.

You need to have a Netflix account (obviously) and a Google Chrome browser (also, obvs) to use Netflix Party. When you click on the link, you'll be redirected to the Netflix website. All you need to do is download the Netflix Party extension from the Chrome online store.

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