Amazon Prime Video Watch Party launched in India: how to use it

Amazon Prime Video Watch Party feature lets Prime members stream shows and movies with their friends and family through synchronised playback.

Highlights
  • Amazon India launches Watch Party for Prime Videos
  • The feature synchronises playback and lets you chat with your friends while watching movies or shows
  • Up to 100 participants can watch a video together in a session

Amazon Prime Video in India gets the Watch Party feature, which is similar to the Netflix Party extension. Only Amazon’s feature is not an extension but an option that can now be seen on the Prime Video website. Watch Party allows Prime members to stream movies and TV shows with their gang while staying apart at no additional cost. In a nutshell, the Watch Party feature will synchronise the playback on Amazon Prime Video that is controlled by the host. Up to 100 participants can watch a video together in a session, and they can communicate with each other via the built-in chatbox. That said, the Amazon Prime Video Watch Party feature is available exclusively for Prime members and works only on desktop.

Also read: Netflix Party lets you watch movies and TV shows with your friends, here’s how

How to use Amazon Prime Video Watch Party

If you have a Prime Video subscription, follow the steps below for the Watch Party feature.

Amazon Prime Video Watch Party feature
  • Log in with your Prime Video ID on desktop
  • Find a movie or TV shows, you wish to watch with your friends/ group
  • Click on the Watch Party icon on your screen for movies. You’ll find it in the episode list for TV shows.
  • Choose the name you’d like to use while chatting and create your Watch Party
  • Share the Watch Party link with up to 100 people for your friends to join
  • Once everyone is ready, start your Watch Party.
  • While only the host can play, pause, and skip for the group, each participant has the right to control his/ her audio and subtitle settings
Amazon brings the Watch Party feature for Prime Video in India after testing it extensively in the US. As stated above, the feature is exclusive to Prime members. The Amazon Prime membership, which includes access to Prime Videos as well, is priced at Rs 129 a month. The yearly subscription, on the other hand, is available at Rs 999. The subscription is also available for free with select Jio, Airtel, and Vodafone recharge plans.