Amazon has launched Watch Party. This is a new feature that lets you watch movies and TV shows with family and friends online. Amazon describes Watch Parties as “a fun new way to enjoy your favorite shows with your favorite people, wherever you are.”
Helping People Carry on Watching TV Together
With much of the world having spent the last few months locked down due to COVID-19, streaming services have had to react. First, they lowered bitrates to conserve bandwidth. Then, in an effort to help people socialize from home, some have launched new features.
Netflix has Netflix Party, Plex has Watch Together, and now Amazon has Watch Party. Which, as the name suggests, lets you watch movies and TV shows together online with up to 100 friends. You can even chat about what you’re watching together.
How to Host a Watch Party on Amazon Prime Video
To host a Watch Party on Prime Video, first, sign into Amazon on a desktop browser and head to the Prime Video section of the website. Then, find the movie or (individual episode of a) TV show you want to watch and click the Watch Party icon.
Next, enter the name you would like to use in the chat, and click Create Watch Party. Copy the link to your Watch Party and share it with family and friends. Then, once everyone has joined, start your Watch Party. NB: Only the host can control playback.
How to Fix Amazon Prime Video If It Isn’t Working
Watch Parties are currently only available in the US, with no plans to launch the feature elsewhere. As well as being in the US you’ll need to be an Amazon Prime member. Watch Parties are also only available on desktop browsers, with no mobile support.
If you run into any trouble while hosting (or participating in) a Watch Party, here’s how to fix Amazon Prime Video when it isn’t working. We can’t guarantee to fix the problem, but our troubleshooting guide should at least point you in the right direction.
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