It is an extension of the platform to bring together friends and family that we have far from home, through which we can follow its content simultaneously. Thus, it will be possible to chat and comment in real time what happens with the members of the group. A useful tool, especially now with the confining circumstances that we live in.
Why isn’t Netflix Party for Android officially here?
A useful tool that is unfortunately not available for mobile platforms. As mentioned in a statement by Netflix, it will only be available for the web version of computers, so we will not find this new functionality for the Netflix APK on Android.
The reason? The truth is that Netflix Party is not fully implemented on the platform itself, but rather works as a web extension. This extension is downloaded from the Google Chrome store, and we know that at the moment the Android software does not support the operation of web extensions, so it is impossible to obtain for mobile devices this great tool
How to get Netflix Party on Android
However, there are reasons for hope. More than hope, it is a reality, since it is possible to bring friends together to watch our favorite series and movies, although externally to the Netflix app. Nothing illegal and completely freeIt is simply a tool that will help us chat with people while using the streaming platform.
The external app that we are going to use is Rave, which we can find in Google Play for free. Thanks to it, we can simultaneously see content with remote people and comment on what happens. However, it is compatible with many more streaming video platforms, such as YouTube, Vimeo and even Google Drive, although we will focus on Netflix.
To do this, we enter the Rave application and click on the “+” sign, located in the lower right corner. From there, we choose Netflix as the platform to share content with friends and family, and we log in with our usual account. Actually the function of the app is to simulate the web version of Netflix, so that this Party functionality can be compatible, something that can be corroborated with the layout of the interface and the loading times. Next we select the series that we want to see in company and the chapter in question, although we have already mentioned that also works for movies.
The video will play automatically, so we must pause it before adding friends. It consists of several parameters to adjust, like chat privacy, if we want it to be public or only for our closest circle, or the method that we are going to use to invite the members, be it WhatsApp, Telegram, SMS or through a link. In addition, it is possible to vote the content once seen by the members, and even activate or deactivate the group’s microphones, especially if the chat is public.
As a summary, these are the steps to follow to watch Netflix Party-style movies and series with friends, so that everything is more synthesized and clear, we are going to list the most basic steps:
- We enter the Rave application and click on the “+” sign, located in the lower right corner.
- We chose Netflix as a platform to share content
- We select the series that we want to see in company and the chapter in question, or the movie in its absence.
- Pause video to add friends manually.
Not an innovative feature
The truth is that this tool is imported from other ideas in the past. Specifically from Facebook, and even if it was not with movies and series, it was a tool for those who want to view a video in a group. The idea of Facebook with Watch party is to allow users of a group on the social network to view a certain video at the same time and comment on the content through a chat window.
Movies or series to use Netflix Party
Beforehand, practically any movie or series in the Netflix catalog works, although there is some content more conducive to sharing with other people and commenting on the events. The main reason is that they have scenes and behaviors that can be discussed or discussed with the rest of the members.
- Stranger things
- Black Mirror: Bandersnatch
- The paper house
- Your Name
- Story of a marriage