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How to set up a Netflix watch party with family and friends

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TL;DR: Here’s how to set up a Netlfix watch party. This will let you watch Netflix movies and films together with your family and friends, even if you’re not in the same house.

The quarantine had many of us stuck at home, taking away many things we enjoy. One of those things temporarily lost to us is the act of watching movies with family and friends.

Thankfully, we have the next best thing — a Netflix watch party.

In this article, we’re going to show you how you and your friends and family can watch Netflix at the same time online.

I know a Netflix watch party is no way comparable to watching a movie with your friends in an actual theater, but its its a good alternative given the quarantine situation.

Requirements

First off, there are some requirements for this to work. Firstly, you and your friends/family will each need a Netflix account and a browser extension called Teleparty.

Lastly, you will need either Chrome or Microsoft Edge browsers. Take note that this only works on PCs.

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How to have a Netflix watch party with Teleparty

Teleparty is what will make Netflix watch party work. It is compatible with Netflix and other streaming services.

  1. Download and install Teleparty. Everyone who will be at the Netflix watch party should have the browser extension. You can find it here. It works on both Chrome and Microsoft Edge.
  2. Once installed, you will see a Teleparty icon (TP), beside the search bar.
  3. Go to netflix.com and log onto your account. Start a movie or TV series you are going to watch.
  4. Once the movie or TV series is running, click on the Teleparty icon. And then click on “Start the party.” You can also click on “Only I have control,” if you want to be the only one who has control of Netflix.
  5. Next, you will be provided with a link that your friends would need to be able to join the watch party. Copy and share the link with your family and friends.

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That’s it. Your friends need only to click on the link you provided to join the watch party. There is also a chat function, that can be used for discussions while you watch.

How To in images

Here’s a rundown of our How to have a Netflix watch party with Teleparty tutorial in images.

Bryan is a tech enthusiast and self-admitted geek who enjoys blogging and watching NBA clips on YouTube. He has over 20 years of experience in corporate communications, marketing services, and customer relations from different industries such as telecommunications and banking.

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