Amazon Prime Video is accessible across 200 countries globally. However, nothing comes close to its American content library when you compare it with the media libraries of Prime Video available in other countries.
The recent inclusion of the Amazon Watch Party feature in this version has increased the popularity of Amazon Prime to new heights. As expected, Amazon Prime subscribers from all over the world want to experience this amazing feature to enjoy streaming their desired shows or movies with their loved ones.
Amazon Prime viewers in even small countries like New Zealand also want to take advantage of the Watch Party feature. But unfortunately, the Kiwi fans cannot use the said feature as it is available to the US subscribers only. Therefore, New Zealanders are relying on a VPN to access Amazon Prime Videos in New Zealand.
For the sake of your convenience, we have come up with this post that will help you learn how you can use the Amazon Watch Party feature to enjoy streaming your favorite titles with your friends and loved ones hassle-free.
Without further ado, let us start!
What is Amazon Watch Party?
Amazon Watch Party is a new feature that has been added by Amazon in its Prime Video service. Through this amazing feature, you can watch TV shows and movies along with your 100 friends at a time.
That said, this new feature is still in its beta version. Therefore, you cannot use it on multiple devices like Android or iOS. Moreover, if you have an Amazon Prime Video or Amazon Prime subscription and you reside in the US, you can avail Watch Party feature on your desktop computers.
Who is eligible to use the Watch Party feature?
All the Amazon Prime US and Amazon Prime Video subscribers can use the said feature. In case you have not subscribed to the service already, you can get its monthly subscription plan by paying $12.99/month.
Similarly, you can obtain a yearly plan subscription at the cost of $119 per month. Surprisingly, you can become a part of the Watch Party feature even if you do not have a subscription. For this reason, you may sign up for a lengthy 30-day free trial feature.
But, you have to make sure that you cancel your subscription before the trial ends. Otherwise, you will be charged automatically once the trial period is over.
How can I use Amazon Watch Party on my desktop device?
You need to follow some simple steps to activate the Watch Party feature on your Windows devices. Here are these steps given below:
- Open a web browser and go to the Amazon Prime Video official website
- Select your desired TV show or movie you wish to stream
- Click “Watch Party” option, you will see the title of a movie or TV show you want to watch
- In case you choose TV show, you will need to click on “Seasons” and “Episodes” to see Watch Party icon on your screen
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- You should type a name into text field and click “Create Watch Party”
- You will use this name when chatting with your friends at the time of streaming
- Now, click Copy Link and share the link among your loved ones or friends
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This way, you can invite up to 100 people at a time. However, they all should be an active Amazon Prime subscriber. Once they click on the link, they can start watching the TV show or movie on their desktop browsers.
Besides, the host can pause, play, and resume the video as and when needed. Otherwise, you cannot control the streaming activity as a participant.
Amazon Prime Subscribers Worldwide
Amazon follows Netflix’s footsteps by taking all the right steps to beat the world’s streaming giant by some distance. During the last year or so, subscribers have turned towards Amazon Prime in huge numbers worldwide.
Surprisingly, more than 140 million US viewers have subscribed to the service during the lockdown in 2020 alone. As of February 2020, 1.49 million subscribers have started using Amazon Prime in Australia, specifically.
If we discuss Amazon Prime’s presence in smaller countries like New Zealand, the service has already enhanced its customer base by up to 322,000 by the end of 2019.
Considering this massive growth in terms of subscription base, the famous video on-demand service will continue to prosper in the coming years.
There you have it, folks. You can now use the Watch Party feature and invite all your friends as many as 100 people trouble-free. By doing so, you can enjoy watching some of the famous titles such as Fleabag, Catastrophe, Sneaky Pete, Bosch, etc.
As already mentioned, this feature is only available to Amazon Prime and Amazon Prime Video subscribers who reside in the US. However, taking this eye-catching virtual watch party feature’s popularity into account, the service will indeed include this feature in its other regions.