The Amazon Prime Video Watch Party is a social movie watching capability for Amazon Prime or Prime Video subscribers. Just as Netflix has Teleparty, Disney Plus has Groupwatch, Amazon launched its Amazon Prime Video Watch Party in July 2020.
Even as the pandemic made its cause, users can watch their favorite Amazon movies wherever they are. There is still a chatbox made for users to communicate with each other.
Amazon Prime Video Watch Party
This feature allows Prime subscribers and members to create a group movie experience. Though, participants can be in completely different locations.
This process just requires a user as the host and other users as watchers and controllers of the movie from their computer.
It is easy to share a movie with others. The only requirement is for others to be signed up for Amazon Prime or Prime Video.
To share with a user without any subscription, they can use the 30 days free trial. Then you can cancel the trial if you don’t want to remain subscribed.
How to Use Amazon Prime Video Watch Party
Just as sharing a movie is easy, so as using the Amazon Prime Video Watch Party. This only takes a few minutes to set up.
- To start this process, the host should get a movie to be watched with others.
- Then click on the Watch Party icon. This icon is located next to the Trailer and +Watch list option.
- Enter your choice of name you want others to see you as.
- Click on Create Watch Party.
- In the right section sidebar, a link will appear. This link can be shared to invite others.
- Click on the Copy Link.
- You can also click on Share to open up share settings. The link can also be shared here either via email or social media.
- If ready, you can begin to play the movie. You can click on the Chat option at the top of the screen to communicate with other viewers.
And that’s all. You should be enjoying your Amazon Prime Video Watch Party with other users already.
Requirements of Amazon Prime Video Watch Party
For you to share a movie with other viewers, they must be on Amazon Prime. Movies or rent or purchase cannot be shared.
Users can only watch movies just as Amazon Originals. Some include My Spy, Troop Zero, Jack Ryan, Lore, Carnival Row, and many others.
What Device Can Be Used To Host Amazon Prime Video Watch Party
Currently, Amazon Prime Video Watch Party can be accessed only on a computer, except for Safari. macOS users who operate on Chrome or Firefox can access the Amazon Prime Video Watch Party.
Users on smartphones and tablets, including Amazon Fire tablets or streaming devices, will not be able to access the Amazon Prime Video Watch Party.
Since the pandemic forced people over the globe to distance themselves socially, various digital platforms like Facebook, Spotify, and Instagram, have rolled out new features to virtually hang out together. While Facebook has Rooms, Spotify now allows people to listen to their favourite songs with their friends or close ones simultaneously, Amazon now has Watch Party. Similar to Netflix Watch Party, Amazon India has launched its own Watch Party option for Prime subscribers.
Users who have subscribed to the Prime version will be able to watch shows, movies and other entertainment programmes in realtime with their friends.
Notably, the Amazon Watch Party feature is currently only available for the desktop version of Prime Video, and is only supported by computer browsers such as Chrome and Firefox. Safari and Internet Explorer is not yet supported. Also, the watch party will work only if every party has a Prime subscription.
A yearly Amazon Prime subscription costs Rs 999 in India.
How to use Watch Party in Amazon Prime Video
Step 1: Open https://www.primevideo.com/ Amazon Prime Video site on your desktop devices. Call up and ask your gang to have their websites opened as well
Step 2: Now type in the name of the movie or TV show you would like to watch with your friends
Step 3: On the title page for movies, you will be able to find the Watch Party option, click on that. On the other hand, individual episodes of shows will carry the option
Step 4: As you can chat while watching the show, you will be asked to pick a chat name before you can begin the watch party
Step 5: Once the name has been assigned, click on the tab that reads: ‘Create Watch Party’
Step 6: Now you will have the option to share the Watch link with up to 100 people. But all of them must have Prime subscription
Step 7: others will be able to join by clicking on the link given by you and once everyone is set, you can begin your watch party