Traditionally, movies required going to a theater or renting a DVD. With the rise of online streaming services, now you can watch movies from the comfort of your own home. Even better, many streaming services now allow you to watch with friends and family, no matter where they are. Take into account what shows and movies each service offers as well as the monthly subscription cost. If you plan to watch with friends and family often, go with a service that allows multiple streams at once. For example, a Netflix Premium plan allows for four simultaneous streams.
Host a virtual movie night
A fun way to watch movies together is through a virtual movie night. Schedule a time to start the movie then have everyone hit play at the same time. Services like Netflix Party (a Google Chrome extension) synchronize playback so everyone stays in sync. You even chat with friends and family while watching Netflix Party’s sidebar chat. For a more personal touch, use a video chat platform like Zoom or Google Hangouts so you see each other while you watch. Some apps like Scener and Metastream integrate video chat directly into the movie-watching experience. You even dress up in pajamas to make it feel like an in-person movie night.
Share streaming service logins
Sharing login details is a convenient way for family and close friends to access your streaming library. Most services allow you to create multiple user profiles under one account. You can give loved ones your login email and password, so they sign in and watch shows and movies on your dime. Don’t forget that sharing logins with people outside your household likely violates the terms of service. We recommend only doing this with close friends or family you trust. And be sure not to share the login for any services that contain personal info or payment details.
Use watch party browser extensions
There are browser extensions that allow for synchronized watching on various streaming services. Netflix Party is the most popular, but others work for Disney+, Hulu, Amazon Prime Video, and more. These extensions add a chat window, so you react together in real time. Most watch party extensions require that only one person has a streaming subscription. This person will “host” the viewing party while friends and family join in remotely. Make sure the extension is available for your browser and streaming service of choice before trying this option. Please visit movie007hd.com website if you need more information.
Use TV streaming devices
Hardware like the Amazon Fire Stick, Roku, and Apple TV allow you to stream content from your phone or computer directly to your TV. It opens up options for wirelessly sharing media between devices. For example, you can start a video chat on your phone and then use screen sharing to send the video to your TV via Roku or Fire Stick. Apple TV takes this a step further with SharePlay, which lets you watch movies, and TV shows and listen to music in sync with friends while chatting over FaceTime. Syncing playback may require that your friends also have Apple TV and iOS/iPadOS 15.1 or later.