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Amazon Prime Video offers this new feature to get ahead of Netflix, ideal if you have a lot of friends

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We know it, Amazon Prime video competes with Netflix and Disney + to offer the widest choice of quality content to Internet users. But Amazon Prime is betting too on the streaming experienceand for this reason the platform has just extended a functionality that will surely appeal to those of us who have a large family, or those who have many friends.

The latest Amazon Prime extended feature that will be discussed

Amazon Prime Video’s Watch Party featurewhich allows you to watch a movie or series with your friends remotely, is now available on Smart TV, streaming devices like Roku and game consoles like Xbox or PlayStation. Prior to this expansion, the feature was available on desktops, Fire TV devices, and the Prime Video app, on iOS and Android. Now, as of July 5, 2022, you can also watch shows with your friends on almost any type of device that supports Prime Video.

Amazon started for the first time test the Watch Party function on Twitch with select streamers. The following year, after the COVID-19 pandemic began, the company introduced this feature as “Watch the party” on Amazon Prime Video. And today we can benefit from a very wide functionality, which allows us to group all members of the same family, or all friends of the same band, the time of a movie, or a series.

What exactly is the watch party and how does it work?

As the Amazon site explains, a Watch Party can include up to 100 people in the same country, which you can chat with while watching movies and series online together. For content included with your Amazon Prime or Prime Video membership, you must have it an Amazon Prime or Prime Video subscription to start or join a Watch Party. You can also choose to use Watch Party to watch content available for purchase or rental with your friends and family. Each participant must purchase or rent the video, as if he were looking at her on his side.

Watch Parties can be watched via the Prime Video app on compatible Fire TV devices andn France, Italy, Spain, Mexico, Brazil, Australia, India And in Canada, with the Prime Video app for select connected devices, as well as Android mobile phones, Android tablets, Fire tablets, iPhones and iPads. You can also log in a Watch the Holidays Prime Video on desktop web browsers, except Microsoft Internet Explorer and Apple Safari. As a reminder, at the moment, if you want to have a similar experience on Netflix, you need to install “Teleparty”a Google Chrome extension, formerly known as “Netflix party“.

And if you also want to know what it is the latest Netflix featurewho is more interested in personal advice than sharing, you can learn more by consulting our previous article on the subject.

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