Netflix Party Lets You Watch Shows With Your Friends During Isolation

Netflix Party Lets You Binge-Watch Shows With Your Friends During Isolation

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The Netflix Party Chrome extension lets you “watch” shows with friends even during self-quarantine

As global citizens are being asked (and in some cases, forced) to practice social distancing to combat the spread of coronavirus, the constant quarantining is taking its toll on people. During self-quarantine, your only option for human interaction with people other than immediate family is meeting up with a pal at a park and talking to one another from six feet away. Most of us are sitting at home 24/7, cooking canned food, and ordering takeout. But fear not, social butterflies, because Netflix Party is here to save you.

Netflix Party is a third-party app that lets you simultaneously watch Netflix shows with friends and connect everyone in a group chat to discuss what you just watched. If you previously looked forward to your weekly book club meet up, maybe just link up to watch The Office together for a virtual hang. The app isn’t new, but it’s found a resurgence in relevance during the coronavirus pandemic.

People on social media are calling it a “corona hack” and posting instructions on how to watch your favorite shows with those you love.

To start your “party,” download the extension, open a video in Netflix, click on the “NP” extension in the Chrome browser and hit “start party,” and then send that link to friends.