Amazon Prime Video introduced the Watch Party feature that allows its Prime members to view movies and TV shows together from different locations. With Watch Party, one can chat with up to 100 friends while they watch movies and TV shows online together, Amazon said in a statement late Monday. The Amazon Prime Video introduced Watch Party Feature is currently available for Prime users in the US only, the company said, adding that people can join in a web browser on their computer for a Watch Party.
“Watch Parties are available on desktop browsers, except Apple’s Safari. Other devices such as Fire TV, smart TVs, game consoles, connected media players, mobile phones, and tablets are currently not supported,” Amazon said in an FAQ section.
Amazon does not charge anything extra for Watch Party and viewers can choose from thousands of movies and TV episodes included in Prime to enjoy with their friends. This includes originals like “The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel”, “Jack Ryan”, “Fleabag” and “My Spy”, besides licensed titles available with an Amazon Prime Video subscription, The Verge reported on Monday.
At launch, Watch Party is offered via Prime Video on the desktop and is supported across thousands of titles in the Prime Video SVOD (subscription video on demand) catalog. This includes the third-party content that comes with Prime as well as Amazon Originals like “Fleabag,” “The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel,” “Tom Clancy’s Jack Ryan,” “HANNA,” “Mindy Kaling’s Late Night,” “Donald Glover’s Guava Island,” “Troop Zero,” “The Big Sick,” “The Boys,” “Homecoming,” “My Spy” and others. Titles available only for rent or purchase are not available within Watch Party at this time, Amazon says.
To get started with Watch Party, customers will click on the new Watch Party icon on the movie or show’s page on the Amazon Prime Video desktop website. They’re then given a link they can share with friends and family however they want. Recipients who click the link will then join the session and be able to chat with others.