(Nexstar Media Wire) — 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, “Netflix Party is a Chrome extension 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 starts a movie or episode, then clicks the toolbar icon to generate a link. Friends signed into Netflix can 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.
In need of some new shows to dive into? Check out these 10 Netflix suggestions perfect for beating self-isolation—now, you can even invite your friends to watch with you!
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