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What’s a Netflix Party and how do I have one?

27 May 2020

It has become a fun new way to engage with family and friends online while #stayinghome, but some of you may be asking what is a ‘Netflix Party?’.


What’s a Netflix Party?

Netflix Party is a new way for you to watch the same Netflix show or movie with your friends at the same time online. So, if they’re in the house next door, in another suburb or across the other side of the world, you’re all watching the same thing at the same time.  Add in a cool chat feature that allows users to discuss what’s going on in the movie, or even signal for a toilet or snack break, and it becomes your own little online movie party…. Or Netflix Party!


How do I have one?

First, everyone that wants to join a Netflix party needs to have access to Netflix. If you don’t have a Netflix account, you can sign up here. There are 3 paid plans to choose from.

Netflix Party is only available on Chrome browsers on desktop or laptop computers so during your Netflix Party you’ll be watching, and chatting, on your computer.


To create a Netflix Party

  1. You’ll need to install the Netflix Party Chrome extension on your computer (click the ‘Add to Chrome’ button).
  2. Log in to Netflix on your computer and choose the show you’d like to watch with your friends.
  3. To get your party started, click on the ‘NP’ icon next to the web address bar and click ‘Start Party’.
  4. Share the URL to invite your friends to join you and away you go!


To join a Netflix Party

  1. Install the Netflix Party Chrome Extension on your computer.
  2. Log in to Netflix.
  3. Click on the party URL your friend sent you, which will open up Netflix.
  4. Click on the ‘NP’ button next to the address bar. You should be automatically redirected to the party.


What about chat?

The chat room will be on the right had side of your computer screen. In addition to chatting, it’ll also show you when someone else joins the party.


We’ve all been feeling it during the current reality coronavirus has left us with, and have been using various social, messaging and video chat tools to keep in touch with our social circles. Netflix Party is another tool that can help ease the feeling of isolation while staying safe.

Hopefully it helps you feel connected to family and friends, and you have some fun at your Netflix Party!


Have what you need?

After a new laptop to improve your Netflix Party viewing experience? We’ve got a range of laptops for all needs. Or you might find some awesome new headphones in our audio range.


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