Brian Peck


Amazon Prime adds ‘Watch Party’ so you can watch movies live with pals remotely

Amazon Prime is looking to make social distancing a bit less lonely with the addition of the “Watch Party” feature. It doesn’t cost anything extra, and it allows synchronized content to be controlled from the host’s account. The host can invite up to 99 participants to watch at once, as long as they all have a Prime membership and are also within the U.S.

A built-in chat feature will also let users interact with one another via text and emojis. It’s currently offered via Prime Video for desktop and supports thousands of Prime’s subscription video on demand titles. It’s gradually being rolled out across the U.S.—so if you don’t have the feature on Prime yet, you should be seeing it available soon.