Streaming Streaming TV, Movies, & More How to 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 September 21, 2020 Streaming TV, Movies, & More Netflix Hulu Disney+ Prime Video Apple TV+ Favorite Events Tweet Share Email What to Know Install the Chrome extension, sign in on Netflix, choose a profile, then click Netflix Party > Only I have control > Start the Party.Share the URL that's generated and use the chat box to bring everyone together. This article explains to how use the extension for the Chrome web browser called Netflix Party for a virtual movie get-together with friends. First Things First: Install Netflix Party Netflix Party helps you sync up and view movies from the streaming service to several computers simultaneously. Netflix Party is available for Chrome, Roku, and Apple TV; and only on a computer, not a mobile device. You can install Netflix Party like any other Chrome extension. Here's how to get it and take your next movie night online. 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. Now for the Fun: 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.