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Netflix Party is the ideal way to watch TV with friends while in self-isolation

Written by on March 18, 2020

Millions of people around the world are currently self-isolating because of the COVID-19 outbreak and shows and gigs are being cancelled/postponed (see our full list here) as a result, which means our social calendar is now pretty much non-existent.

But Netflix has provided the ideal way to watch all of your favourite shows in self-isolation while still socialising with your friends.

Thanks to “Netflix Party,” a browser extension, you can binge-watch Netflix shows and movies with your friends while still practicing social distancing amid the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.

So how do you have a watch party with your friends from the comfort of your respective homes? Here’s what you have to do:

1. Download the extension (for our example we’re going to use the Google Chrome extension called “Netflix Party”)
2. A person chooses a program to stream
3. That person then needs to send a link to their friends (who also need the extension), inviting them to watch at the same time
4. And then it’s happy viewing! You can also chat by typing messages to each other while watching

Story by Mike Nicholas