Amazon Prime Video has added a new capability that lets its subscribers watch content and chat in real-time. Yes, you no more need to download extensions to host movie nights with your friends. Simply enable the Amazon Prime Watch Party option and enjoy the experience. Read on to know how to get started with it.
How to start an Amazon Prime Watch Party with your friends?
Amazon Prime Watch Party creates a virtual movie theater experience. You can watch your favorite movies or shows with your friends and family members, remotely. A good feature of this new addition is that you do not have to pay anything extra and viewers can select from thousands of movies and TV episodes included in Prime. Here’s how to host Amazon Prime Video Watch Party.
- Browse to the desired title on your PC or Mac.
- Click the Watch Party icon from the detail page.
- Enter the desired username under What’s Your Name?
- Press the ‘Create Watch Party’ button to generate a Watch Party link.
- Invite friends using the Share icon or select Copy Link.
You can invite up to 100 participants while hosting the Amazon Prime Video Watch Party.
What is Amazon Prime watch list?
Amazon Prime Watch list is a simple arrangement to help you pick preferred content for streaming. You don’t have to rummage through the wide list of choices that can distract you from adding any unwanted content to your customized list.
How to do a Watch Party on Amazon Prime?
If you are an Amazon Prime subscriber, launch Amazon Prime video.
Browse to a suitable title from the ‘Detail‘ page (Titles showing ‘Prime Logo‘ or ‘Watch Now with Amazon Prime‘ option under video details). You should see a ‘Watch Party‘ button there. Click the ‘Watch Party‘ button.
Enter your name under Chat As window. Next, hit the ‘Create Watch Party’ button to chat, watch movies or TV shows with others.
How to watch Prime videos with friends?
You can start inviting friends using the Share icon or select Copy Link to share it.
When you choose the Share icon, a window will open allowing you to share the Watch Party link to your Social Media accounts like Facebook, Twitter. You can also mail the link.
Follow the desired course of action.
Alternatively, you can directly hit the Copy link button to share the link via WhatsApp or iMessage. Anyone, receiving a valid invite link can join Watch Party. However, the person must have access to eligible Prime Video titles included with their Prime Membership.
The recipient should click on the link using the supported web browser.
Upon clicking the link, the recipient will be redirected to the title where he can enter his username under ‘What’s Your Name?’
Then, click ‘Join Watch Party’ to join the Watch Party. The person who created the Watch Party controls the video, including pause, play, rewind, and fast-forwarding. However, each participant can control his or her own audio and subtitle settings.
End Watch Party Amazon Prime
You can end your session anytime by hitting the End Watch Party button. It is important to note here that browsers like Safari and Internet Explorer (IE) do not support the Watch Party experience on their platforms.
Even more important, currently, Amazon Prime members based in the United States alone are eligible to join a Watch Party. The facility is likely to be extended to different regions, soon.
Non-Prime members trying to access eligible titles included with Prime will be stopped from joining the Watch Party. They will be prompted to subscribe to Amazon Prime – with a free 30-day trial available (if eligible).
Lastly, Amazon Prime Video Watch Party is not available for titles you buy or rent.