Amazon Prime Video launches watch party feature amid social distancing

Amazon Prime Video UWP app for Windows 10 now available! - MSPoweruser

All you need to do to begin hosting a Watch Party is navigate to the Prime video you want to watch and select the Watch Party button from the details section. The platform has rolled out a new watch party feature that allows users to watch movies together online.

Last week we reported that Amazon was working on an Amazon Prime Video UWP app for Windows 10, but that the app was not active yet.

The app is completely free to download though an Amazon Prime subscription is naturally needed to view premium content.

Amazon Prime Video UWP app for Windows 10 now available! - MSPoweruser
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Watch Party supports thousands of streaming titles, including Fleabag and Knives Out.

For those who have it, though, it opens up a far more social way to watch Amazon Prime movies and Amazon Prime TV shows at home in social isolation. However, it is also necessary that all Prime users should be based in the US. Watch Party sessions can support up to 100 participants, but everyone in the Watch Party needs to be in the U.S. and have either an Amazon Prime membership or a Prime Video subscription.

Watch Party hosts will have the ability to control the show or movie with synchronized playback, so that the content will pause or rewind for every participant at the same time. There is a built-in chat function, too, enabling you to communicate throughout with both text and emojis (the most important part of any film critique).


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