Now that we’re stuck in a Netflix Party.lockdown, everyone’s talking about
The website, which allows users to watch movies online at the same time as friends, has been around for years. But it’s only now, as people practice self-isolation, that it’s become a thing.
works with a Chrome extension that generates a viewing link you can share with friends. No more trying to watch a movie at the same time, agreeing when to hit play — then resigning to the fact that no matter what, you’re always going to be a second out of sync. With Netflix Party, when one of you hits play, the video on both your screens begins simultaneously.
But Netflix Party has a few problems.
First off, you’ve got to watch it with the right movie or TV show. Ozark, The Platform — anything with twists you can type-yell about to someone is a good option. Netflix Party is not made for straightforward drama.,