Streaming Streaming TV, Movies, & More How to Set Up and Use Netflix Party Virtually watch movies with friends and family by Evan Killham Writer Evan Killham has been writing about tech and pop culture since 2008. His work has appeared in publications that include Fandom, VentureBeat, and ScreenRant. our editorial process Twitter LinkedIn Evan Killham Updated on July 15, 2020 Streaming TV, Movies, & More Netflix Hulu Disney+ Prime Video Apple TV+ Favorite Events Tweet Share Email Movie nights are an important social tradition, but you can't always get everyone together in the same room. For a variety of reasons including distance, illness, or time, you may have trouble coordinating a Netflix viewing session with your friends and family. Luckily, an extension for the Chrome web browser called Netflix Party may be able to help you out. Netflix Party helps you sync up and view movies from the streaming service to several computers simultaneously. Here's how to get it and take your next movie night online. Netflix Party is available for Chrome, Roku, and Apple TV; and only on a computer, not a mobile device. How to Install Netflix Party You can install Netflix Party like any other Chrome extension. Here's where to find it. Everyone you're watching the movie with also needs to install the extension. Navigate to the Extensions section of the Chrome Web Store. Search for Netflix Party using the search bar in the upper-left corner. Find the extension in the search results and click Add to Chrome. Click Add extension in the confirmation window. Chrome will install the extension. How to Use Netflix Party Now that you've installed the extension, you can start using it. Here's how to set up a viewing session with your friends and family, wherever they are. Go to the Netflix website in Chrome. Click the Sign In button. Enter your credentials and click Sign In. If you have multiple profiles on your account, select the one that you want to use. Select the movie you want to watch and start playing it. Click the red Netflix Party icon in your toolbar. Click the box next to Only I have control to prevent your guests from using playback controls during the party. If you don't check this box, anyone in your party can play, pause, rewind, or fast-forward the movie. Click Start the Party. A window will open containing a URL. Share the address with your friends so that they can join you. To join, your other party members will click the link and then select the Netflix Party icon in their own browser. Netflix Party also includes a live chat feature so that you and your friends can talk during the movie. Check the box next to Show chat to open the chat window on the right side of the screen. Having chat open won't cut off part of the video. The movie window will scale down when the chat is visible. To chat, type a message into the box and then press Enter or Return. The chat window also provides information about the playback, including time stamps and notifications when someone plays, pauses, or skips around in the movie. To end the Netflix Party session, click the Disconnect button.