Let’s Get This Party Auto-Started
Hosting a virtual watch party for your friends and family is a great way to stay connected from afar during this endless pandemic. But playing host can be slightly anxiety-inducing because you want to make sure everyone is able to enjoy the show.
Watch With Friends, our free iOS and Android app, is just the ticket to alleviate your watch party headaches, and our new Auto-Start feature makes hosting easier than ever.
No worrying about being tardy to start your party, internet connectivity issues, or waiting for late guests to join.
All you have to do is pre-select a date and showtime for your watch party, and Watch With Friends will automatically start the show for you.
There is no limit to the number of guests you can invite so the more the merrier in this party!
Watch Together on Your Big Screen
When we released Watch With Friends earlier this summer, our goal was to make it simple to watch together on TV, even when we couldn’t be physically together.
Unlike other watch party apps, we designed Watch With Friends to sync across multiple TVs, rather than laptop computers (though Watch With Friends works with those too). It works with Roku and Apple TV so everyone can watch together⸺and enjoy that cinema-quality picture and audio⸺on the best screen in their home.
Quiet Please, the Show Is About to Begin
As a watch party host, one of the main sources of stress is getting the party started.
With Auto-Start you don’t have to stress … in fact, you don’t even have to be in front of your TV!
Schedule your auto-start party up to 7 days ahead of time, tell your guests what time the show starts and that’s it.
Running late due to last-minute snack run to the store? The show will go on! Auto-Start is truly your “set it and forget it” watch party option.
Similar to a movie theater experience, with auto-start you won’t be able to pause the show or change the play position during your party.
How to Auto-Start a Watch Party
Using Auto-Start to schedule your watch party couldn’t be easier:
- Open your Watch With Friends app on your mobile device (iOS or Android) and select Create a New Party.
- Copy and paste a link from Netflix for your show or movie. To do this, go to your show or movie in Netflix, hit Share > Copy Link.
- Give your party a name (or use the one we auto-generate for you) and select Auto-start My Party.
- Pick a time to auto-start your party. You can schedule a party up to 7 days ahead of time.
- Tap Create Party and use your unique party link to invite your guests.
Your show will automatically start playing at the date and time you’ve scheduled.
All you have to do is sit back, relax, and enjoy the show!.