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Netflix Party Lets You Watch TV & Chat With Friends While Self-Quarantining

Who says self-quarantine means you can't have watch parties with your friends?

Thanks to "Netflix Party," a browser extension, you can simultaneously binge-watch Netflix shows and movies with your friends while still practicing social distancing amid the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. (Yes, this is what we've come to) And did I mention, you can also message your friends about what you all are watching in real-time? Well, you can!

So how do you have a watch party with your friends from the comfort of your respective homes? Here's what you have to do:

  1. Download the extension (for our example we're going to use the Google Chrome extension called "Netflix Party")
  2. A person chooses a program to stream
  3. That person then sends a link to their friends (who must also have the extension), inviting them to watch the program at the same time
  4. And then it's happy viewing! You can also type messages to one another while watching

While the Netflix extension has existed for years, it recently received an update that added seven extra servers, Business Insider reports. (Talk about perfect timing!)

To keep up to date on the latest news about the coronavirus and to understand what you need to stay safe and healthy, check out the Coronavirus: Fact vs Fiction podcast from CNN Chief Medical Correspondent Dr. Sanjay Gupta.

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