While most streaming services don’t offer a Watch Party feature themselves rather users need to rely on third-party provides, Amazon Prime Video has rolled out its Watch Party feature in India. Amazon Prime Video users in India can now enjoy Prime Video Watch Party, a native social viewing experience for Prime members at no additional cost to their membership. Here’s how to join the new social experience.
- Find a movie or TV show for example Family Man or Mirzapur. Then click on the Watch Party icon. For movies, there is no need to select any segment while for TV shows, the host can choose episodes.
- Enter your name. Choose the name you’d like to use while chatting.
- Create your Watch Party
- Invite your friends by share your Watch Party link with up to a hundred people. Friends can join by clicking on the link.
- Start watching and chatting – Once everyone is ready, start your Watch Party. The host can play, pause, and skip for the group.
Amazon Prime customers will now be able to choose from thousands of titles available in Prime Video’s huge catalog of shows, TV series, movies, and more including Amazon Originals such The Family Man, Mirzapur, Inside Edge and Made In Heaven, and award-winning and critically acclaimed global Amazon Originals including Tom Clancy’s Jack Ryan, The Boys, Hunters, Fleabag, and The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel, Borat: Subsequent Movie, among many others.
As of now, the new Watch Party feature is available for desktop users only. Amazon Prime Video Customers can host and participate in Watch Party, providing synchronized playback which the host controls. There is a chat feature using which participants can communicate among themselves while watching any shows or movies. Amazon Prime Video lets up to a hundred participants join a Watch Party in one session. will accommodate up to 100 participants per session. However, to join a Watch Party on Amazon Prime Video, participants must have Prime Membership or access to Amazon Prime Video.
Amazon Prime membership costs ₹129/month or ₹999 for a yearly subscription and it’s an all-in-one subscription which means that people getting Prime Membership for watching TV shows and movies can also access benefits like unlimited free and same-day delivery via Prime, ad-free music streaming with free offline downloads via Prime Music and Prime Exclusive deals and offers.