Calls for social isolation amid the coronavirus pandemic are now requiring people to get creative if they want to spend time with their friends. A Google Chrome extension called Netflix Party is making this easier on those of us who are isolated at home. The extension has been around for a few years, but it’s more popular now than ever.
According to the extension’s website, “Netflix Party is a new way to watch Netflix with your friends online. Netflix Party synchronized video playback and adds group chat to your favorite Netflix shows.”
Basically, it allows Netflix users to watch the same thing simultaneously and remotely. Just install the Chrome extension, start watching something on Netflix, and then click the extension button to create a “party.” Once you’ve done this, you can share a link to the event with whoever you want to watch the program with. The extension also allows all party members to group chat about the show in real-time.
For detailed steps on how to install the extension, set it up, join a party, or create your own, simply go to the official website.