Amazon launches 'watch party' feature for Prime Video customers

Dec 7 2020, 7:29 am

Just because you can’t meet up with a bunch of friends to watch TV shows in person doesn’t mean you can’t do it virtually.

Amazon Prime Video customers in Canada can now enjoy Watch Party, a viewing experience on desktop devices available to all Prime members at no additional cost.

Prime Video Watch Party will allow up to 100 participants (with a Prime membership) to join a watch party for their favourite title (TV series or film) with an interactive virtual chatroom feature.

“With many Canadians planning to celebrate the holidays virtually this year, it’s a great way to enjoy new titles and holiday classics with friends and family this winter,” says an Amazon press release shared with Daily Hive.

Customers will be able to choose from thousands of titles available through Prime Video’s streaming catalogue, including Amazon Originals such as Fleabag, The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel, The Wilds, Tom Clancy’s Jack Ryan, The Boys, HANNA, and more.

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The Watch Party includes synchronized playback with controls for the host to play, pause, and skip for the entire group.

The Watch Party feature is available now for all Amazon Prime Video customers in Canada.

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