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Amazon Prime Video Launches ‘Watch Party’ Viewing Feature in Canada

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Amazon Prime Video has launched a new feature called Watch Party, to allow you to watch content with friends and family at the same time.

According to the company in an email to iPhone in Canada, “customers will be able to choose from thousands of titles available in Prime Video’s SVOD catalog including Amazon Originals such as Emmy Award winners Fleabag and The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel, The Wilds, Tom Clancy’s Jack Ryan, The Boys, HANNA, Upload, Utopia, Truth Seekers and Homecoming, among many others.”

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The launch of Watch Party for Prime Video in December “is ideal for the upcoming holiday season as we celebrate together virtually,” adds Amazon.

Watch Party requires all participants to have a Prime membership, which is required to view Prime Video and also host and participate in the new feature for synchronized playback with host controls, plus a chat feature. Amazon says Watch Party will allow for up to 100 people per session.

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How to use Watch Party within Amazon Prime Video on desktop?

  1. Find a movie or TV show – Click on the Watch Party icon on your screen for movies. You’ll find it in the episode list for TV shows.
  2. Enter your name – Choose the name you’d like to use while chatting. Create your Watch Party
  3. Invite your friends – Share your Watch Party link with up to 100 people. Your friends can join by clicking on their link.
  4. Start watching and chatting – Once everyone is ready, start your Watch Party. The host can play, pause, and skip for the group.

As for other streaming services with this similar feature? Disney+ launched its GroupWatch feature in Canada back in September.

Click here to sign up for Amazon Prime Video and get started with Watch Party today.

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