Self isolating? Netflix Party lets you watch your favourite films with friends

Netflix Party allows you to chat while you watch your favourite TV series – the perfect way to stay connected with friends

Netflix on TV in living room with family watching
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If you're self isolating, you may be excited to learn that Netflix have launched an extension designed to help you stay in contact with friends and family. That's right, Netflix Party allows you to sync your screen with your friends, so you can watch shows at the same time. Plus, a specially designed group chat allows you to chat while you watch.

So, whether you're binge watching Line of Duty or Love is Blind, but don't want to feel alone while doing so, or if you were mid-watching a show with someone else pre-self isolation, there's no need to stop now.

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Specifications
Price: £5.99 per month
Free trial?: Yes
App?: Yes
Devices: Unlimited
Kid-friendly?: Yes
Originals?: Yes
Extra costs?: No
Reasons to buy
+Can't accidentally purchase anything+No cancellation fee+Monthly charge, not yearly+Very kid-friendly+Different user profiles for different watchers+Can be watched on several devices at one time
Reasons to avoid
-We were going to say the autoplay on the home screen, but they have shown us how to switch it off!

How to install Netflix Party

Follow these steps to install Netflix Party:

1. To install Netflix Party, find Netflix Party on the Chrome Web Store, click "Add to Chrome" to finish installing Netflix Party.

2. Go to Netflix's website. Choose any show you would like to watch and start playing the video.

3. To create your party, click on the red "NP" icon located next to the address bar. Then click "Start Party" to get the party started, and share the party URL to invite friends.

4. To join a party click on the party URL, which will redirect to Netflix's website. Then click on the "NP" button next to the address bar, and you should automatically join the party.