Amazon Prime Video’s “Watch Party” characteristic — related to how the third-party Netflix Party extension works — is now out there in India. “Watch Party” permits you to stream a Prime Video title with up to 100 family and friends members (so long as everybody concerned additionally has an Amazon Prime membership) and chat with them in a sidebar. Amazon takes care of video and audio synchronisation, all you have got to do is decide a title (and get the popcorn). With this, Amazon turns into the primary main streaming platform in India to give you a gaggle watch characteristic of its personal, that works in all places.
To get began, head over to primevideo.com in a Web browser. Amazon’s “Watch Party” is at the moment restricted to pc browsers similar to Chrome and Firefox. (Safari and Internet Explorer aren’t supported.) Once you are logged in, discover the title you are in watching with others. On the title web page, it is best to see a Watch Party button (as under). For TV reveals, the Watch Party button can be out there subsequent to each particular person episode. Once you click on Watch Party, you may be requested to choose a chat identify earlier than you may hit Create Watch Party (as above). You’ll be then given a hyperlink you may share with others.
Your family and friends have to be utilizing a pc browser as properly, to be a part of your Amazon Prime Video “Watch Party”. The one that created the Watch Party may have entry to video controls, together with pause, play, rewind, and quick ahead, Amazon notes. This is not like Netflix Party, the place everybody on the stream can pause, play, rewind, and quick ahead. But with Amazon’s “Watch Party”, the one management for contributors is your alternative of audio and subtitle language. This is not attainable with Netflix Party, as a result of the browser extension has not been made by Netflix itself.
Amazon initially rolled out “Watch Party” in the US again in July. If you might be hoping to watch Prime Video together with your family and friends in the US, you may be upset to know that — not like Netflix Party — Amazon’s “Watch Party” does not work throughout borders.