"Netflix Party" Chrome Extension Allows Friends to Remotely Watch in Sync

Perfect for movie nights while self-isolating.

By
Entertainment
305,782 Hypes 8 Comments

A group of developers just made watching Netflix with your friends much easier with the unofficial “Netflix Party” Google Chrome extension.

The extension, which has been available for a few years now, is described as an add-on that “synchronizes video playback and adds group chat to your favorite Netflix shows,” and is seeing a boom in users as health officials from all over the world call for self-isolation due to the coronavirus.

All a user needs to do is install the free Google Chrome-exclusive extension on their browser, play a TV show or movie on Netflix, launch the extension and send the URL to individuals anywhere. The Netflix users who click on the link will automatically be redirected to the streaming service’s website, allowing people with access to the link to watch the episode or movie at the same time and talk using the real-time sidebar chat — all from the comfort of their own homes.

Elsewhere in entertainment, Community is landing on Netflix on April 1 — and it’s not an April Fool’s joke.

Read Full Article

What to Read Next

Paddle8 Auction House Files for Bankruptcy, Owing Money to JAY-Z and Justin Bieber
Arts

Paddle8 Auction House Files for Bankruptcy, Owing Money to JAY-Z and Justin Bieber

Currently being sued for allegedly misappropriating funds.

Richardson Returns With New Seasonal Offerings for Latest SS20 Drop
Fashion

Richardson Returns With New Seasonal Offerings for Latest SS20 Drop

Featuring the brand’s “Double R” and “NO” collections.

OAMC Crafts Multi-Colored Quilted Hood Coat & Zip-Up Jacket
Fashion

OAMC Crafts Multi-Colored Quilted Hood Coat & Zip-Up Jacket

Colorblocked outerwear.


Hit Horror 'Blair Witch' Coming to Nintendo Switch
Gaming

Hit Horror 'Blair Witch' Coming to Nintendo Switch

Two years after the game’s original release.

Michi Delivers Artful Lo-Fi Visuals for "Night Moves"
Music

Michi Delivers Artful Lo-Fi Visuals for "Night Moves"

Delivering smooth bilingual vocals.

Red Yacht Design and Dykstra Naval Architects Craft a 211-Foot Ice Kite Superyacht
Automotive

Red Yacht Design and Dykstra Naval Architects Craft a 211-Foot Ice Kite Superyacht

Equipped with a helipad, swimming pool, jacuzzi, and more.

More ▾
 
Subscribe to our Newsletter

Gain access to exclusive interviews with industry creatives, think pieces, trend forecasts, guides and more.

By subscribing, you agree to our Terms of Use and Privacy Policy.

Help us serve you better

We appreciate your support in allowing HYPEBEAST ads, where we can share contents from the latest fashion, to those culturally relevant. In adding HYPEBEAST to your ad blocker's whitelist, ads on our sites will show while you continue to browse.

Help Support Us

We need ads to keep the lights on and to continue providing free news to our readers. We’d appreciate your support by whitelisting HYPEBEAST on your ad blocker. That way you can keep reading all the great stories for free.

If you have already whitelisted us, simply refresh this page. To find out how to whitelist us, click the button below.

Back

Add Us to Whitelist

We appreciate your support in allowing HYPEBEAST ads. Most ad blockers have similar whitelisting steps and settings. If you need assistance, please contact us.

Adblock Plus

  1. Click on the red ABP icon in the upper right corner of your browser.
  2. Click “Enabled on this site” to disable ad blocking for the current site. In Firefox click “disable on HYPEBEAST”.
  3. Refresh the HYPEBEAST page that you were viewing.

Adblock

  1. Click the AdBlock hand icon.
  2. Click “Don’t run on pages on this domain”.
  3. A new “Don’t run AdBlock on…” dialog may be displayed in the middle of the screen.
  4. Move the “Site” slider to the right. After that, click “Exclude”.
  5. Refresh the HYPEBEAST page that you were viewing.

uBlock

  1. Click the uBlock icon.
  2. Click the large blue “power” button in the menu that appears to whitelist the current website.
  3. Reload the HYPEBEAST page that you were viewing.

Firefox Browser

Firefox Tracking Protection may activate our whitelist notice, which can be disabled temporarily for a browsing session by clicking the shield icon in the URL bar and following the instructions.

Disconnect

  1. Click the Disconnect icon.
  2. Click “Whitelist site”.
  3. Refresh the HYPEBEAST page that you were viewing.