Owing to the pandemic, people have been forced isolated and hence, a number of streaming platforms have rolled out a whole host of features to tap in and get loyal customers.
Amazon India has introduced a new feature which will be called Watch Party to its Prime Video service. This will allow Prime members to watch their favourite shows or movies with friends even when they are not close together.
So, this is how this works: Watch Party feature provides synchronised playback which will be controlled by a host. As such, participants will be able to not only stream a video but also communicate with other participants. There will be up to 100 participants who will be able to watch a video together in one session.
However, all the participants should have a Prime membership or Prime Video subscription. And, this feature is only available in the Prime Video desktop app only.
If you already have a Prime subscription, here us how you will be able to use this feature:
Step 1: The first step is to click on the Watch Party icon on your screen for movies. You’ll find it in the episode list for TV shows.
Step 2: Choose the name you want to use while chatting and then proceed to create the Watch Party
Step 3: The next step is to share this watch party link with up to 100 people. All your friends will be join this by clicking on their link.
Step 4: Now, that everyone is ready, start this Watch Party. The host can play, pause, and skip for the group.
It should be mentioned here that Amazon had earlier introduced the Watch Party for Prime users in the US. Now, this functionality has been introduced in India. Amazon Prime yearly subscription costs ₹999 in India while the monthly subscription cost will cost you ₹129 per month.