As the moving theaters are closed and people are still stuck at home due to the pandemic, the services of remote viewing parties have become increasingly popular, so friends and family can sync movies and TV shows from home. However, almost all of these services only work on computers – not exactly the most satisfactory way to watch a movie. However, a new app called Watch With Friends, developed by Caavo (the company behind the high-end universal remote control Caavo Control Center), promises to offer the same experience to Roku and Apple TVs.
The Watch With Friends app is available for iOS, Android and as a Chrome extension. With this app, you can create the Watch Party group by inserting a direct link to the Netflix show or movie you want to watch. Similarly, guests use the app to attend the party. Then “Watch With Friends”
In addition, Watch With Friends offers built-in chat in the mobile app, so you can talk to your friends or family members while enjoying your movie or show.
There are some limitations: each guest needs their own Netflix account, and Apple TV users must install the Caavo companion app to keep everything in sync (although you don’t need to be a Caavo owner to use Watch With Friends ). At the moment, it only works with Netflix, although Caavo says they plan to expand to other services soon.
However, if you’ve been looking for a way to extend your watch parties to your living room, Watch With Friends seems to be a good (and currently only) option in town.