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How to Setup and Use Tele Party Chrome Extension

Do you love watching movies and series with friends and family, but they are not near? You can use the Chrome extension Tele Party, which allows you to watch Netflix and a few other popular streaming sites together. You can share the link, invite friends, live chat and watch the stream together.

info iconNote: Netflix Party is now known as Tele Party. The content is edited to reflect the same. However, you can find Netflix Party as well.

Video streaming is rising, and Netflix is one of the big names in that field, especially for movies and series. In the first quarter of 2020, Netflix had about 182 million paying streaming subscribers worldwide.

These excellent figures have made Netflix think of better ways to serve their subscribers with better series and content.

During the pandemic period of COVID-19, most of our friends were separated and followed social distance. Hence, it is good to have something that can help to relax our minds and chill out with our friends watching series together virtually. That’s where the concept and extension came into existence, named Netflix (Tele) Party. It allows you to host a virtual watch party, share with friends, and join the group conversation.

It is not an official extension and is not endorsed by Netflix. However, many developers came together and built this fantastic extension for free. The extension now also added support for Disney Plus, Hulu, HBO Max, and Amazon Prime.

Suppose you’re looking for a similar excellent extension that can help to kill the boring time with friends and have a group chat and video conversation. In that case, you can consider using the Houseparty extension on chrome.

What is Netflix Party?

This is a Google Chrome browser extension you can install to start watching movies and series with friends online.

The extension can synchronize video playback, so if one of the people watching pauses the movie, everyone’s screen will pause and resume simultaneously.

A group chat feature also allows you to share your thoughts about the current movie or show.

Plus, it’s absolutely 100% free and does not require registering or signing up for an account. Install the free extension, create the Party link, and keep the show running.

Requirements for Tele Party

To use the Tele Party extension, here’s what you should have:

  • A Netflix account that you can log into. Make sure that you’ve separate accounts and not the sharing account.
  • A Google Chrome browser either on a Chromebook or a desktop computer for Windows 10 or on a Mac.
  • A fast and reliable ISP connection.

You do not need to create an account or submit your credit card details anywhere. However, you can support the developers by becoming a Patreon.

Download the Tele Party Extension

Before using the extension, you will have to download it onto your browser. The Tele Party extension is available only in the Chrome browser and web store.

Here are the steps to install the Tele Party extension on the Chrome browser:

  1. Go to the Tele Party website and click Install Tele Party. Alternatively, you can visit the Chrome Extension page.
  2. Once at the Chrome Web Store, click Add to Chrome and then Add Extension command button.
    Netflix Party Add to Chrome
  3. The extension will be downloaded and added to Google Chrome.
  4. An NP logo icon will appear on the upper right-hand corner after installation.

Click on the extension, get ready to use the Tele Party extension, and host a watch party with friends.

Host a Netflix Watch Party

Now that you have the extension downloaded and set up on your Chrome Browser follow these steps to host your watch party:

  1. Go to the Netflix official website, select the movie or show you would like to watch, and start playing the video.
    The Tele Party extension icon (TP) on your address bar will change from gray to red.
  2. Click on the Tele Party icon, and a window instructs you to Create a Tele Party.
  3. You will then have two options to choose from. Either give yourself total control over the playback or leave it open to everyone.
    Create a Netflix Party and control Start the party
  4. Once you have selected your preference, click Start the party. Another window will then pop up with a link.
  5. Click Copy the URL and share that link with your friends. This link can be found anytime during the party by clicking the Tele Party extension icon.

Tele Party has a live comment section where you and your friends can share your thoughts about a particular scene in real-time.

Netflix Party Chatroom and Invite Friend

You can hide or show the Tele Party chatroom by clicking on the TP extension logo in the Chrome browser.

Join a Netflix Watch Party

What if you aren’t a host and have just been invited to the watch party? How do you join in the fun? Well, first grab some popcorn and…

  • Ask the watch party’s host to share the link to the Tele party.
    Share Join URL for Netflix Party extension
  • Once you receive a Tele Party link, ensure the extension is installed first. If not, you can click on this link and be redirected to the Tele Party website to install the extension.

Once you open the link, your video will be synced with your friends, and you can have real-time chat and fun together.

Bottom Line: Tele Party Extension

I am one of those who like to share with my friends my thoughts about a particular movie. I love to comment on the lighting, script, acting, etc. With the Tele Party extension, I can comfortably do so remotely.

If you miss going to the cinemas with your friends, worry not, you can create a Netflix watch party, get instant popcorn, and watch Netflix together, separately. This extension can significantly help when you and your friends are far from each other.

Celebrities can also create watch parties and Netflix together with their fans. However, there is a limit of a maximum of 50 users who can join per Tele party.

How do you intend to use the Netflix watch party feature? Are you excited about it? Do you think it needs to allow support for mobile devices and other browsers? Please share your thoughts with us in the comments section below.

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Victor Oloo

Victor is Bachelor's degree holder in Business & Commerce and has been associated with the tech industry since the beginning of his career. He has 7+ years of experience in technology and media services. He is a passionate tech content writer and news editor. Connect him on LinkedIn.

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