Amazon Prime Video started rolling out the ‘Watch party’ feature globally. The feature allows users to watch movies and TV shows together with their friends virtually. It is similar to Netflix Party. Currently, it is available to the US members only.
The ‘Watch Party’ is available on Prime Video app, desktop, and Prime Video’s browser-based Watch Party. It can let up to 100 people to watch movies/shows together in a virtual room. All participants must have the active Prime membership to use the feature.
The feature is available for thousands of movie titles including Amazon Originals. The list includes Amazon Originals such as “Fleabag,” “The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel,” “Tom Clancy’s Jack Ryan,” “HANNA,” “Mindy Kaling’s Late Night,” “Donald Glover’s Guava Island,” “Troop Zero,” “The Big Sick,” “The Boys,” “Homecoming,” “My Spy” and others. The titles and shows available for rent or purchase, won’t be a part of the Watch Party.
The feature also has a dedicated built-in chat feature to chat with their friends during the Watch Party show. The chat window will also display the names of members who joined the party.
How to use the Watch Party feature
1.) Login in the app and select the appropriate title available for the “Watch Party.”
2.) If the title will be available to stream for Watch Party then a new right sidebar will appear along with the movie title.
3.) Click on a new Watch Watch Party icon for eligible movies/shows page on Prime Video desktop website.
4.) Enter your name and click Create Watch Party” to generate a Watch Party link
Copy the URL from the pop-up box and send it to your friends.
How to join the party
Click on the URL or link followed shared by your friend. Enter your name and enjoy movies or TV shows with your friends.