Amazon Prime adds ‘Watch Party’ so you can watch movies live with pals remotely
AMAZON Prime Video is introducing a ‘Watch Party’ feature so you can watch all your favourite content with loved ones who aren’t nearby.
The co-viewing feature has started rolling out to Prime members in the US.
Watch Party is launching in the US[/caption]
It doesn’t cost any extra and allows synchronised content to be controlled from the host’s account.
This is great for people who aren’t in the same household as someone they promised to watch a TV series or film with.
The host can invite up to 99 participants as long as they all have a Prime membership and are also within the US.
Whoever sets up the party has control over stopping, starting and pausing the content.
You can see the new Watch Party icon to the middle left of this screenshot[/caption]
A built-in chat feature will let users interact with each other via text and emojis.
It’s currently offered via Prime Video for desktop and supports thousands of Prime’s subscription video on demand titles.
Amazon has said that content which you can currently only rent or purchase is not available through Watch Party at this time.
This stops one person from paying for a film and then showing it to 99 other people.
Customers who have the feature just need to click on the new Watch Party icon.
They’ll then be given a link to send to friends.
Amazon hasn’t confirmed when this feature will be rolled out to more countries.
If you’re in the US and you don’t see the feature yet, it should be heading your way shortly.
How to get Amazon Prime for free
Here’s what you need to do…
- Amazon offer a 30-day free trial to new customers
- You’ll need to enter in your bank details but they won’t charge you until the trial is over
- Remember to cancel it before it expires though or else the money will end up leaving your account
- It’s worth setting a calendar reminder on your phone so that you don’t forget
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