How to Watch Movies Remotely With Friends using StreamParty?

In our busy day-to-day lives, it is essential to spend some quality time doing activities with our friends and family to stay fresh, energetic, and motivated.

However, as you all know, our social, personal, and professional lives all came to a halt due to the Covid-19 pandemic.

Going out to the cinema with friends is one of the most common social activities that almost all of us enjoy.

However, covid-19 restrictions and social distancing protocols in place around the globe mean that you cannot enjoy movies in the cinema any longer like you used to before.

This is where the StreamParty online service kicks in.

What is StreamParty?

StreamParty is the best option out there for anyone who wishes to watch and enjoy movies with friends, family, or acquaintances living elsewhere.

It’s an online platform that lets you stream videos online and watch them with others over the internet.

Using StreamParty, you can stream videos for public viewing as well as private viewing. When you stream videos publicly, anyone using the StreamParty platform can watch the stream.

However, if you’re streaming the videos privately, only people whom you invite will be able to join the streaming party and watch the video(s).

StreamParty Features: What Makes the Service Special?

Now that you know what the StreamParty service does, below is a quick look at the various features offered by StreamParty to its users.

  • Support for All Popular Streaming Services:
    You can stream videos from various popular streaming services on StreamParty, including Netflix, Amazon Prime Video, YouTube, Disney+, and Joyn.
  • Easy to Use:
    StreamParty is easy to get going with. You do not need to have any technical knowledge to get started with StreamParty. All you need to do is click a few buttons, and you’re good to go.
  • Synchronized Streaming for All Participants:
    One common doubt that users might have regarding online group streaming of videos is synchronization. StreamParty ensures that all the viewers in a single watch party get to experience a synchronized watching experience.
  • Join Others Public Watch Parties:
    There are lots of public watch party streaming by StreamParty users. Therefore, you can always find something new to watch on the platform.
  • Integrated Voice, Video & Text Chats:
    All the members within a single watch party can communicate with each other using text and voice chats. The platform also supports video chat among members within a party, thus offering a virtual theatre-watching experience online.
  • StreamParty Community to Find Like-Minded People:
    There is also an active community of users on StreamParty where you can share posts about the content you love, find content shared by others, and network with like-minded people.

Is StreamParty Completely Free?

With such a plethora of features offered by StreamParty, you might think it is a costly service subscription.

However, the truth is that StreamParty is free for anyone to use!

Yes, you heard that right!

But, there is a catch.

There are few limitations to the free StreamParty account.

If you’re using a free StreamParty account, then you can host unlimited public watch parties. However, you can only host 4 hours of private watch parties.

Another limitation is that only a maximum of 3 people can be added to a single watch party. The positive side is that there is no restriction for video or text chat among the members.

For normal users, the above-mentioned restrictions won’t matter much.

If you’re looking to expand the features offered by StreamParty, you can choose to go with a paid subscription.

The StreamParty “Premium” subscription costs $10 for 3 months ($4 if you choose to pay monthly). The Premium plan allows you to access all the features of StreamParty, with the only restriction being that you can add a maximum of 6 people in a single private watch party.

There is also a StreamParty “Business Lite” plan. In the Business Lite plan, you get all the features supported by the Premium plan. Besides that, you can add up to 50 people to a single private watch party and even use the service commercially to make money.

How to Use StreamParty to Watch Movies/Series Online Remotely with Friends?

Now that you know everything about the StreamParty online video streaming service let us also take you through the steps involved in creating a watch party on StreamParty and enjoying it with your friends.

1. To begin, visit the official website.

2. As you’re new to StreamParty, you need to register an account within the platform. Click on the “Register” button on the top-right corner of the window to sign up to StreamParty.

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3. The ShowParty registration form will now appear. Enter your email address, a new password, and repeat your password in the respective fields. You also need to enable the slider next to the “I agree to the privacy policy and terms” text.

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4. After filling in the details and agreeing to the terms & policy, click on the “Register” button. Alternatively, you can sign up for StreamParty using your Google account.

5. If you chose to sign up to StreamParty using your email, a confirmation email would be sent to your email address. You need to click on the link within the confirmation email to activate your account.

6. Now, revisit the StreamParty website and log in to your newly created account.

7. As you’re logging in for the first time, you will be asked to enter a username for your StreamParty account and also select the streaming services you’ll be using. Once all the information is entered, click on “Save.”

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Now, you can access your StreamParty account. You can now choose to stream all the publicly available content.

If you wish to start a video stream using StreamParty, follow the below steps:

1. Click on the “Create StreamParty” button on the top right corner of the homepage.

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2. Now, you’ll be asked to install the StreamParty Browser Plugin. Click on the “Install” button and do the same.
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3. Once the browser plugin is installed, a new popup window will appear where you’ll be asked to pick the streaming service to broadcast through StreamParty.

4. After selecting a service, a new window will launch, redirecting to the service you chose. You may have to log in to the service such as YouTube, Netflix, Prime Video, etc. as per your choice to continue.

5. In the new window, select and play the video you wish to broadcast using StreamParty.

6. Now, select whether you wish to broadcast the video publicly or privately within StreamParty.

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7. Regardless of whether you choose public or private streaming, you will have to set a title for your streaming party.

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8. If you click on “Advanced Settings” on the above screen, you can control the play/pause options and video-call within the streaming.

9. You can schedule the Stream Party for a future time or begin the broadcast immediately on the next screen.

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10. If you click on the “Create Party” button, the broadcast will then begin. You can click on the “Share” button for private broadcasts and share the link with people you wish to add to the watching party.

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11. For public broadcasts, anyone using the StreamParty service during the broadcast can watch it live.

And that is it. You have now successfully created a StreamParty account and learned how to begin a stream.

Final Words

As we mentioned earlier, you can join any public broadcast streaming on StreamParty by just clicking on the streaming party displayed on the homepage.

However, if you wish to join a private streaming party hosted by someone else, you will need to link the host to join the party directly.

We hope you found this detailed article on how to use StreamParty to broadcast and watch movies online remotely with friends as helpful and easy to understand.

If you’ve already used StreamParty in the past, feel free to leave your review of the service in the comments below.

StreamParty Review- How To Use StreamParty App To Watch Netflix Remotely?

Have you ever thought of watching a Netflix episode with your friends remotely? You must have done it by meeting together at one of your friends’ homes to watch the show. But what if you can do it remotely? 

Yes, it is possible to watch a series together in sync with your friends from your places by using the StreamParty browser extension. You can even play and pause in sync, chat with your friends by texting or video calling during the episode.

StreamParty Review- Watch TV Shows Remotely With StreamParty Browser Extension

Here in this article, we have covered a detailed StreamParty review and tutorial guide on its browser extension. The following topics that you are going to learn.

  • What is StreamParty?
  • How does it work?
  • How do I use StreamParty?

Let’s get started with StreamParty review and its tutorial guide.

What is StreamParty?

StreamParty is an extension that works on all browsers based on Chromium (Chrome, Opera, Brave) and Firefox. The extension lets you watch YouTube, Netflix, Disney+, and Amazon prime shows together remotely with your friends. It syncs the current episode on the browser of all the members in the party.

How Does StreamParty Extension Work?

The StreamPatry browser extension brought to you a fantastic way to enjoy your favorite shows together, no matter at which corner of the world you all are in. The extension allows you to create a streaming party, which is a browser link. With the link, your friends can join the TV show you all are watching together. Chrome extensions never fail to make our life easier. StreamParty is one of them. 

We bet till now, you decide a time to watch the episode together with your friends and text them that you are playing the episode. But you have no idea how to sync. StreamParty can help you with that. 

Besides, now none of your TV show buddies need to worry about getting spoilers from each other as you will be finishing the show together. 

Let’s dig into the topic more and see how you can set up your StreamParty and use it.

How Do I use StreamParty- Getting started with the Extension

You must already be on the Chrome extension store to add StreamParty to your browser. Let’s walk through the process to set up your virtual party.

  1. First thing first, register to the StreamParty. You can sign up using your Google account. Set a username and password of your choice.streamparty registration
  2. Add a StreamParty extension to your Chrome or Firefox browser.streamparty extension
  3. Login to the extension using the username and password, and you are set.streamparty login

See? That was easy. 

As now your extension is set, here is how you can create a streaming party.

Creating a Streaming Party

  1. Open the episode that you and your friends have decided to watch in a browser.streamparty review
    Currently, StreamParty supports four streaming sites: Netflix, Amazon Prime, YouTube, and Disney+. The extension will ask for permission to access the site, click on Give permission.
  2. Once you load the episode on the browser, click on the StreamParty extension from your browser’s top right corner. A small window will pop up. Click on the start party button. If you turn on the toggle button, ‘Only I have the access,’ only you can control the episode
  3. After clicking on the start party button, you will see an option to copy the invite
  4. Copy the link and share it with your friends. As you can see, the chatbox shows who is joining and pausing the video. All activities of users will appear in the chatbox window. At the bottom, there is an option to send a message to your friends while watching the video.
  5. Ask your friends to copy and paste the link in their browser to join the party. The link will load the current episode, and everyone will be able to stream it in sync. 

That was how you could create a virtual streaming party with your friends. 

You must be wondering how many members can join the party and for how long. To answer your doubts, let’s get into some specifications of the StreamParty extension.

Specifications of StreamParty-

  1. To enjoy the Steamparty, all the members in the group need to have the extension installed in their browser.
  2. Secondly, if you are watching Nextflix, Prime, or Disney+, all the members need to have subscriptions to those sites. If you send the link to the Netflix episode, it asks to login to the Netflix account. You should be already logged in to your Netflix account before pasting the party link to your browser.
  3. The free version of the extension will let you create a streaming party for only 5 hours with just three members. To enjoy more ours, you can buy extra hours. But to add more people, there are paid versions of the extension. The person creating a party can have a premium plan. The hours from the rest of the members with a free plan won’t get deducted.

StreamParty Pricing Plans-

Here are the pricing plans that you can buy-

  1. The Free version will give you 5 hours/ month. You can add ten extra hours by paying €2.00.
  2. The Premium Plan: For €4/month or €9/three months, you will get unlimited time for six members to the party. There is a video chat option in this plan where you will be able to see your friends in a chat window and video chat with them.
  3. Business Lite Plan: For €5/month or €12/three months, you get to add up to 50 members in a party for an unlimited time. But the video chat feature will be limited to 6 people only.streamparty pricing plans

By choosing any of the plans above, you will be all set to host a virtual streaming party with your friends and family. 

StreamParty Limitations

All apps, extensions, and softwares have some limitations, and they improve on it with further updates. 

Right now, StreamParty works only on the browser and not with the android apps of the streaming sites. You cannot enjoy the streaming party on your phone. But the team of developers is working on extending the features to more entertainment sites and apps. Sooner or later, new features will be released.

Another limitation is, you need to create a new link for every next episode. One link will work for one episode and won’t autoplay the next episode. This feature will also get upgraded soon to create one party once and for all the episodes. 

Final Words:

We did try and tested the StreamParty extension in Chrome, and it works smoothly. If you face any issues, the team of developers helps you get to resolve it. As of now, you can enjoy StreamParty on your PC browser. 

Do you like the StreamParty review and the tutorial guide on its complete use? Let us know about your experience with StreamParty. If you need queries, doubts, or need any help, feel free to ask in the comment section below.