Amazon’s new Watch Party feature lets you watch and chat with friends
Remember at the start of your forties when the Netflix Party browser extension almost felt like watching movies with friends? Looks like a million years ago now. Still, Amazon is launching its own competitor in anticipation of the fall, but officially on Amazon, and on Amazon and not on a browser extension. Now you can virtually watch movies and TV shows with your friends on Amazon Watch the party.
To use this Watch Party function, you must have a Amazon Prime Account. All Prime members can test Watch Party, although it is still in beta. Amazon is marketing Watch Party as a fun new way to enjoy your favorite shows with your favorite people, wherever you are. You can create a party and chat with up to 100 friends while watching movies and TV shows together. You know, if you have 100 friends, you often talk to them casually.