How to watch Netflix with your friends online with Netflix Party

Start a Netflix watch party with your friends!

How to watch Netflix with your friends online with Netflix Party
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EDITORS’ NOTE: This story first appeared on Coolture.


As of writing this, we’re still on lockdown. And among the activities that we aren’t able to do is to hang out with friends, watch a Netflix show, and gobble up on a tub of popcorn.

With the stay-at-home order keeping us away from our friends, we looked for a way to watch Netflix with friends remotely. And we found just the perfect tool to make it happen.

Introducing…Netflix Party!

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Netflix Party is a free way to watch Netflix with your friends online.

It’s a totally free way to watch Netflix with your friends. You will have to use Chrome to do this, meaning you can’t use your Smart TVs or phones. Your friends will obviously need to have an active Netflix subscription for this to work.

Here’s how to set it up:

  1. Install the Netflix Party Chrome extension
  2. Log into Netflix and open a movie/series
  3. Start/join a watch party. (Make sure that your friends have Netflix Party installed too!)

Netflix Party’s watch parties enable you to chat with your friends while watching. How To Do It All on YouTube made a video on how you can do this with Zoom as well. Watch it here:

It’s worth noting that the extension doesn’t automatically notify your friends, so you’ll have to send the watch party URL to your friends.

Enjoy!