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How to watch movies together from a distance

For business reasons, you are about to move to another city and you will not be able to go out with your friends in the next few months. Despite this, you do not want to deprive yourself of the opportunity to spend a few hours in company and, even if distant, you would not mind continuing to share your passions, such as that of watching movies together. For this reason, you would like to know if there is any online service that allows you to play movies and see them with people who are not in the same room.

That's the way it is, right? So let me tell you that today is your lucky day. With this guide, in fact, I will explain to you like watching movies together from a distance listing all the solutions at your disposal. In addition to pointing out some services that allow you to watch and comment with other people any content available on Netflix, it will be my job to show you the walkthrough to see a movie together via Skype.



In addition, you will also find some applications for smartphones and tablets that allow both to watch movies together remotely and to create viewing groups and comment on the chosen content in real time. That said, if you can't wait to find out more, let's not waste any more time chatting and let's see how to proceed. Happy reading and, above all, have fun!

 

Index

  • How to watch movies together remotely on Netflix
    • Netflix Party
    • Prime Video Party
    • GroupWatch
    • TwoSeven
  • How to watch movies together remotely with Skype
  • Other solutions for watching movies together from a distance
  • App to watch movies together from a distance
    • Rave (Android/iOS/iPadOS)
    • SimulWatch (Android/iOS/iPadOS)

How to watch movies together remotely on Netflix

Be your intention è watching movies together from a distance and you've found some interesting headlines on Netflix, you will be happy to know that there are some online services that allow you to create private viewing rooms and start playing any content available on the famous video streaming service. Here are some such solutions that might be right for you.



Netflix Party

Netflix Party is a free extension for Chrome that allows you to create virtual rooms, share the access link with the people of your interest and start watching any content available on Netflix.

Before explaining to you how to watch movies together remotely on Netflix with this add-on, you must know that all users who intend to take part in the vision must have a subscription to Netflix and log in with the credentials associated with their account.

Having clarified this, to add Netflix Party to Chrome, connected to the main page of the service, click on the buttons Install Netflix Party e Add to Chrome e seleziona l'opzione Add extension. Once this is done, connect to the official Netflix site and, if you have not already done so, press the button Log in, to log into your account.

At this point, select the option Videos in the top menu, locate the movie you want to watch and tap on its immagine d'anteprima, to start playback. Alternatively, click on the icon magnifying glass, at the top right, write the title of the film of your interest in the field Titles, people, genres and, in the search results, select the movie to watch. In that regard, my guide on how to search for movies on Netflix may be useful.

After finding the movie to watch remotely with your friends and stop playing it by pressing the button Pause, click on the Netflix Party icon (you should see the written NP in red, at the top right of Chrome), put the check mark next to the option Only i have control, to disallow control of the playback of the film to other users who will watch it with you, and press the button Start the party, but I will create your vision.



Once this is done, click on the option Copy url, to copy the link of the newly created party, and send it to all friends who want to watch the movie with you. The latter will only have to download the Netflix Party extension in turn, open the link in question and enter the credentials associated with their Netflix account.

As soon as all the people invited have entered the room, press the ▶ ︎ button to start playing the film and watch it all together. I point out that a chat is also available that allows you to comment on the film and exchange messages with other people present, through the field Type a message.

Prime Video Party

Amazon's popular streaming platform, Prime Video, has implemented a feature to simultaneously watch movies, TV series and any other content available on this platform alongside other users. The functionality in question is called Video Party and is currently only available from a PC, via the Web version of this service.

Therefore, at the moment the compatibility of the service is given only by the most famous browsers available on PC, except Safari on Mac. Then start the browser and go to the Prime Video website to see together how this new tool works.

First of all, you must know that to take advantage of this service, it is necessary that all users participating in the online video streaming have an active subscription. Another essential requirement is that the participants have signed up for a season ticket in the same country as the organizer. Although it is possible to use this tool from abroad, although there may be some limitations, it is not possible to participate in international Video Parties.


Finally, I also point out that the room you create on Video Party can accommodate a maximum of 100 people. Furthermore, one is available chat to comment together and the player controls will only be available to the organizer of the online event.


That said, to use this service, after logging into the Prime Video web platform, choose any content and then, in its tab, press the button Video Party. At this point, using the box on the right, type the you don't know to be displayed and press the key Create Video Party.

Now, in the box on the right, copy the share link and send it to your friends. When you are ready, start playback, using the commands available on the player. On the right sidebar you can find the tab comments, to chat with your friends in real time, and the one named Settings, to view the sharing link or close the online session in progress.

GroupWatch

Also on Disney + it is possible to watch the contents in the catalog of the streaming platform with friends and relatives in virtual mode, using the function GroupWatch, usable through the app Disney + for Android and iOS / iPadOS but also from PC, via the official website of the streaming service.

The functionality in question, in fact, allows you to invite up to 6 people who are subscribers to the streaming platform owned by Disney, to a simultaneous group view of a multimedia content available in the catalog, allowing participants to also send reactions in time. real in the form of emoji.

To use GroupWatch however, all participants must have subscribed to Disney + in the same country as the one who activates the feature GroupWatch. In fact, it is not possible to participate in a GroupWatch, in case the selected title is not available in your region and, in case you want to see content with VIP access, this must have been unlocked by all participants.

That said, to take advantage of this tool you also need to make sure your profile hasn't been set up as a Children profile (otherwise GroupWatch will not be usable). Also, make sure that functionality is already active by default, via the panel profile modification you intend to use: if not, activate it manually by moving up ON the levetta GroupWatch.

After that, to start using the feature GroupWatch locate the multimedia content of your interest and click on playbill or press on button (i), if by chance it is a content for which you have already started viewing. Then, press onlittle men icon and, in the next screen that is shown to you, press on pulsating (+), in order to generate an invitation link that you can easily copy, using the button Copy link.

By doing so, you can share, to relatives and friends who are subscribed to Disney +, the link for the GroupWatch, so that up to 6 people can be added. When you are ready to start watching, press the button Streaming begins and enjoy the view.

In this regard, to manage playback, you can use the buttons for multimedia control (play e break) located in correspondence with the player, while through thefumetto icon you can manage the settings related toaudio and subtitles.

At any time, to log out and end the GroupWatch, go back and press the button Leave GroupWatch, confirming the operation with the key Abandon. If you have any doubts or problems, please refer to my tutorial where I will explain in more detail how Disney + works.

TwoSeven

TwoSeven is another good solution that allows you to watch movies from a distance. In addition to the ability to play all Netflix content, it allows you to share watching a movie from YouTube, Amazon Prime Video, Vimeo and even upload a file available on your computer.

To watch a movie together remotely with TwoSeven, connected to the main page of the service, click on the button Get started and select the scheda Sign up, to create your account. Then enter yours email address in the appropriate field, create a password that you will need to use to access TwoSeven by entering it in the field your password and press pulsating Sign up. Once this is done, log into your inbox, locate thee-mail sent by TwoSeven and click on the button Confirm my account contained within it, in order to complete the registration and activate your account.

At this point, click on the button again Get started, insertion il tuo email address and Password associated with your account in the appropriate fields and press the button Login, to log in. Then click on the button Start watching and put the check mark next to the options of your interest: Allow partecipants to use webcam / mic in this room, to allow participants to use the webcam and microphone, or Only admins control videos and playback in this room, to allow video playback control only to the room administrator.

Now, click on the button Just me and select the option of your interest between YouTube, Netflix, Amazon, Vimeo, Personnel e Web. If your intention is to play a YouTube movie (in this regard my guide on how to watch movies on YouTube might be useful) or Vimeo, all you have to do is retrieve the URL of the movie and enter it in the field YouTube URL/Vimeo URL. In other cases, however, it is first necessary to install the TwoSeven extension for Chrome or Firefox and then choose the movie to play directly on TwoSeven.

At this point, fai clic sulla voce Add friends to room (l'icona dei two men) and the first button Copy link, to copy the invitation link, which you will then have to send to all the people with whom you intend to watch the film and who, in turn, will have to create an account on TwoSeven, install the extension indicated above and have a account on one of the services that require a subscription (eg Netflix and Amazon Prime Video).

As soon as everyone in the room is ready to watch the movie, all you have to do is start playing the chosen content. Pressing on the option Messages, at the bottom right, you can also open the room chat and send messages to other users. By clicking, instead, on the icon of the video camera and / or del microphone, you can activate your computer's webcam and / or microphone.

How to watch movies together remotely with Skype

If you are wondering if it is possible watch movies together remotely with Skype, you must know that the answer is positive. Indeed, by creating a video conference with the people of your interest and activating the function Share screen of Skype, you can play any video content on your computer and allow connected users to view it.

If you think this is a valid solution to watch a movie remotely, start Skype (if you haven't yet installed it on your computer, my guide on how to download Skype might be useful), enter your Microsoft account details in the fields Skype, call the email e Password and click on the button Log in, to login.

Adesso, select the option Chat o Callclick on your button Meeting in the left sidebar and tap on the option Copy link, to copy the unique video conference link that you will need to send to all the people with whom you want to watch a movie together. Alternatively, you can add a user who uses Skype also by selecting the option Skype contacts.

Please note that the people invited will be able to join the meeting you created even without downloading Skype on their computer (or the app for Android and iPhone / iPad devices) and without having a Microsoft account. To do this, they will have to open the link they received, select the option Join as a guest, enter your name in the field Enter your name e premere sul pulsating Participate.

As soon as the other participants have also connected to the meeting you created, click on the button Start call (twice in succession) and, on the new screen displayed, select the options Share screen e Start sharing, to cast your desktop. At this point, all you have to do is access the video streaming service of your interest, start playing the movie to watch and enjoy the vision with your friends. To find out more, I leave you to my guide on how to make a video conference with Skype.

Other solutions for watching movies together from a distance

You have to know that they exist other solutions for watching movies together from a distance that you can take into consideration. If the services mentioned above didn't completely meet your needs or you just want to get to know other platforms of this genre, take a look at the list below.

  • Kast: is a platform that allows you to create rooms, both public and private, not only to make calls and video calls with the people of your interest but also to watch movies together from a distance. In fact, through the function Share screen, you can share a single browser tab or application and broadcast any content to watch together. The service is free but by activating a Premium subscription ($ 4,99 / month with 7 days of free trial) it is possible to remove the advertising banners and take advantage of additional features, such as the ability to activate the computer webcam and share your screen at the same time. .
  • Metastream: it is a service similar to Netflix Party which, through the installation of an extension for Chrome and Firefox, allows you to create virtual viewing rooms (even without creating your own account) and play content simultaneously from the main video streaming services and audio, such as Netflix, Disney +, YouTube, Twitch, and many more.
  • Plex: it is a free media center to organize and play your multimedia contents in your home network and remotely. With the introduction of the function Watch together, it also allows you to watch movies together with people who, in turn, have created a free account on Plex. It is also available as an app for Android and iPhone / iPadOS devices, as well as on Android TV, Apple TV, and Amazon Fire TV Stick.

App to watch movies together from a distance

How do you say? Would you like to watch a movie from a distance from smartphones and tablets? If so, you can take the app to watch movies together from a distance. Here are some that might be right for you.

Rave (Android/iOS/iPadOS)

Rave is a free application for Android and iPhone / iPad devices that allows you to play audio and video content and watch it with your friends. It supports Netflix, Amazon Prime Video, YouTube, Vimeo, Reddit and allows you to play your own content available on Dropbox and Google Drive.

After downloading Rave from the store of your device, start the app in question and press on the option of your interest among Facebook, Twitter e Google to log in to Rave, respectively, with your Facebook account, Twitter profile or Google account.

Once you have made your choice and logged in, click on the button Continue, choose whether to allow Rave to use your device's microphone and, in the new screen that appears, press the button +, to start creating your viewing room.

Now, select the service video streaming you prefer (eg. Netflix), log in with your account (if necessary), select the movie to watch and press the button to start playing it. In the new screen that appears, set the visibility of the room by choosing the item Private (to allow only those with the invitation link to access) and select one of the available options (SMS, WhatsApp, Messenger etc.) to invite your friends.

People who have received your invitation, after downloading Rave on their device and logging in, will be able to open the link and join your room. As soon as all participants are ready to watch, press the ▶ ︎ button to start playing the chosen film, and that's it.

Please note that in the case of paid services, such as Netflix and Amazon Video, it is necessary that all participants have an active subscription on the chosen service.

SimulWatch (Android/iOS/iPadOS)

SimulWatch is an application that allows you to create viewing groups, both public and private, to watch and comment on movies with other people. It is available for Android and iPhone / iPad devices and allows you to search for movies on Netflix, Infinity, Rakuten TV, RaiPlay, Google Play, TIMvision, NOW TV and many other services. The app in question, however, does not allow the reproduction of the chosen content but allows you to create a group chat to comment in real time the film played on the video streaming platform on which it is available.

To schedule watching a movie with your friends with SimulWatch, start the app in question, press the button Salta e scegli l'opzione Subscribe, but I will create your account. Inserisci, quindi, i dati richiesti nei campi Your name, Last name, Email e Password and tap the buttons Subscribe e Accept. Once this is done, log into your inbox, locate thee-mail sent by SimulWatch and click on the link contained within it, to complete the registration and activate your account.

At this point, click on the icon of magnifying glass, in the menu below, and search for a movie to watch, entering its title in the field Search for movie or actor or by setting the parameters of your interest (Streaming platforms, Type, Quality, Year, Gender e Nationality). After choosing the movie to watch, tap on yours title to find out on which platforms it is available.

Once this is done, click on thelittle man (top right), to create your vision group, and set its visibility, choosing the option you prefer among Public e Private. In the latter case, enter yours telephone number in the appropriate field, click on the button Subscribe and verify your identity using the code that was sent to you via SMS.

Adesso, premium pulsating Accept, to allow SimulWatch to access your contacts, select the friends you want to invite to the group and, in the new display screen, set the date and l 'clockwise for viewing the chosen film. Then press the button Create group, enter the name in the appropriate field and select the option Conclude, to create the group and schedule the remote viewing of the film.

On the day and at the scheduled viewing time, you and your friends just have to start playing the movie on the platform on which it is available and launch the SimulWatch app to start commenting on the movie in real time.




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