Social Distancing? Learn How To ‘Netflix And Chill’ With The Netflix Party Chrome Extension

Social Distancing? Learn How To ‘Netflix And Chill’ With The Netflix Party Chrome Extension

Now you can #AloneTogether while staying clear of coronavirus.

Published 2 weeks ago

Written by Vanessa Etienne

If the coronavirus is putting a damper on your late-night Netflix and chill session, you might be in luck.

Thanks to a Google Chrome extension called Netflix Party, friends can now virtually get together and watch their favorite Netflix shows and movies at the same time.

The extension is an add-on, specifically for Chrome users, that synchronizes video playback to your shows. It also allows friends to talk to each other with a real-time sidebar chart, according to USA Today.

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Although the extension has been available for a few years, HYPEBEAST reports that there has been a significant increase in users as health officials urge social distancing due to the coronavirus.

In order to participate, the Netflix Party website gives people the rundown.

All a user needs to do is install the free Google Chrome-exclusive extension on their browser, play a show or movie on Netflix, launch the extension and send the URL to friends or family.

Anyone with a link will be redirected to the streaming service and can tune in from the comfort of their own living rooms. 

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