26 March 2020
Having a Netflix Party? What you should know
What you need to know about Netflix Party and how you can keep your child safe while using it.
Right now, most of us, including children and young people, are spending more time indoors, which probably means watching more TV. You might have heard of Netflix Party, which lets you simultaneously watch films and TV shows with your friends remotely.
Here’s what you need to know about Netflix Party and tips for keeping your child safe.
What is Netflix Party?
Netflix Party is a free Google Chrome extension that lets you simultaneously watch Netflix with your friends. Netflix Party synchronises the programme or movie for everyone, so if one person presses pause, everyone’s screen pauses. You can also chat to each other while watching a programme using the written messaging feature.
How does Netflix Party work?
After you install the extension, a little ‘NP’ icon will appear in your Google Chrome browser. When you start watching a Netflix video, you can click on the icon and create a link. You can then share this link with anyone you want to watch Netflix with (so long as they also have the Netflix Party extension). Remind your child not to share this link with anyone they don’t know and make sure they’re supervised when using the extension.
Netflix Party only works with Google Chrome, so won’t work on other web browsers, like Safari or Firefox. And it’s only available on desktop or laptop computers, meaning you can’t use it on mobile phones or tablets. It's not an official Netflix product.