Internet users have discovered the Netflix Party extension which allows you to watch a series or a movie on Netflix at the same time as your friends or family while communicating via an instant messaging chat. Here is how it works.
This is the new extension that everyone is snapping up on the internet right now: Netflix Party, a Google Chrome extension that allows its users to share a Netflix viewing session with their friends and family. The idea is simple: everyone watches the same episode of the same series from a distance in strict synchronization and everyone can even participate in a frenzied discussion via an instant chat chat. In this period of confinement that the French are experiencing, Netflix subscribers have found a way to alleviate the isolation a little by heading towards this extension which literally allows “Netflix and chill” but from a distance.
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You just need to head to the Netflix Party site and click on “Install Netflix Party”. You will then be redirected to the Google Chrome Web Store, then click on the “Add to Chrome” button. A window appears in the browser asking you to confirm the addition to Google Chrome, click “Add to Chrome”. As a reminder, the extension is only available for users of the Google Chrome browser. It is therefore not possible to use it with Safari, Mozilla Firefox or Internet Explorer.
Once the Netflix Party extension is installed, all you have to do is go to the Netflix website, choose the episode or movie you want to share with your friends or family and start watching the video. . Once the video has started, click on the red “NP” icon at the top right of your Google Chrome browser. The extension then asks you if you want to be alone in control of the viewing (check “Only I have control” if you do not want to share control with others). All you have to do is click on “Start the party”. Netflix Party then gives you a link to share with those you want to watch your movie or episode with. Note that each of you must first have Netflix Party installed on Google Chrome and that each of you must be a Netflix subscriber to enjoy synchronized viewing via Netflix Party.