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How to use Netflix Party (changed name to Teleparty)

/ 09:54 AM July 22, 2021

Ever wished you could still Netflix and chill (with friends)? Learn how to use Netflix Party, and you can enjoy movie nights together, even if you’re miles apart! Even better, you and your buddies can use it for free!

We’ll start by explaining what Netflix Party is so that all readers can catch up. Then, we’ll explain how you and your friends can use the service. If you haven’t made Netflix accounts yet, this might be the best time to do it!

The coronavirus is still here, so everyone’s still social distancing and mask-wearing. That can get lonely, so it’s a good thing we now have Netflix Party. This can help you connect with your friends and family despite the pandemic.


What is Netflix Party?

What is Netflix Party?

You might be wondering why you need to know how to use Netflix Party. After all, you and your friends can probably watch Netflix now, right?

It’s not as fun if you just watch Netflix randomly. You may watch the same show, but it will probably be at different times. It’s much better if you guys can comment on the same show.

Netflix Party lets you and your friends enjoy one live stream simultaneously. The same show will play in sync on your devices. That way, you’re enjoying the same experience in real-time.

What’s more, Netflix Party provides a chat window on the right side of the screen. This enables viewers to comment on scenes while watching. It’s just like you’re watching together!

React to each moment with emojis and GIFs. Make the whole viewing experience memorable and meme-able! You may even take screenshots, so you can show the part you liked.

NP also lets you customize your user profile. Select from a selection of cute and colorful icons. Then, place a witty nickname too. Because why not?


Why did it change its name to Teleparty?

Netflix Party saw their viewership skyrocket because of the COVID-19 pandemic. More than 10 million people installed NP throughout the globe.

According to Netflix Party, it’s now the largest social TV app in the world! That’s why they’re truly grateful for the folks enjoying their services. That’s why version 2.0.0 of Netflix Party is coming!

Disney+, HBO, and Hulu will join the Party as well. If that’s the case, then the name Netflix Party doesn’t fit anymore. That’s why NP changed its name to Teleparty.

If you’re subscribed to those other live stream platforms, you may host watch parties as well. Just open a video from those sites. Then, click the Teleparty icon on your web browser.

Steps on how to use Netflix Party/Teleparty

Steps on how to use Netflix Party/Teleparty

Now that everyone’s caught up, we can discuss how to use Netflix Party or Teleparty. Without further ado, here are the steps:

  1. Open Microsoft Edge or Google Chrome. You can’t use NP/TP on other browsers.
  2. Install the Teleparty/Netflix Party extension for Chrome or Edge.
  3. Once the installation is finished, you’ll see a red “TP” extension icon near the top right of your Edge or Chrome browser. (Back then, it was an “NP” button.)
  4. Open your account on Netflix, Hulu, HBO, or Disney+. Use your main account profile.
  5. Select a show. Make sure it’s playing.
  6. Click the TP button near the address bar. The Teleparty extension icon should now be red instead of grey.
  7. This will open another window that contains a link.
  8. Click the chain icon to copy and share the Party URL. It should be on the top right of your chat interface.
  9. Your friends should start appearing in the chat window. Now you’re ready to watch movies together!

You may allow up to 50 people in your Teleparty. However, all of them must have an account for the live stream service you’re using. Also, everyone must have the Edge or Chrome extension.

Moreover, it only functions on desktop computers or laptops. You can’t use Teleparty on tablets, smartphones, and other devices.

Troubleshooting tips

Troubleshooting tips

Sometimes, online tools may not work as intended for a variety of reasons. Fortunately, the typical solution is simply uninstalling then reinstalling the software.

The same is true for Teleparty. Now that you know how to use Netflix Party/Teleparty, you should also know how to fix it. Read the following steps:

  1. Type “chrome://extensions” on the address bar.
  2. Search for the Teleparty browser extension.
  3. Click its Remove button.
  4. Once it’s gone, open the Chrome or Edge link again.
  5. Download and install Teleparty from there.

The usual problem is that the TP button won’t appear. If you can’t host a Teleparty, you may have to renew your subscription. If your friends can’t join, they may have to renew theirs.

Other online streaming services

Other online streaming services

If you’re not satisfied with Netflix Party/Teleparty, that’s fine. You may still choose from a wide selection of streaming platforms. For example, you may purchase a Roku TV instead.

It’s not limited to online series and movies. Roku allows you to watch your favorite TV shows too. You may watch the latest NHL and NBA games or news reports.

What’s more, you may play music too. Roku lets you add Spotify or MP3Tunes. Enjoy your favorite songs while working or studying.

For the best experience, buy the Roku TV. After all, it could replace your current cable TV subscription. If not, you may choose Youtube TV or Sling TV.

Final thoughts

Now social distancing can’t stop the fun! Now you know how to use Netflix Party/Teleparty. This could help you bond with friends during the pandemic.

You shouldn’t just rely on online tools to meet up, though. Try to find a way to bond in person, even for a brief moment. You cannot replace real personal connections through virtual means.

If you liked Teleparty, you might want to try other Chrome extensions. There’s one for every profession and passion. If you’re a salesperson, click here for handy extensions for Google.

Learn more about how to use Netflix Party

Is Netflix Party free if you have Netflix?

Netflix Party is now Teleparty. Besides Netflix, it works for Hulu, HBO, and Disney+ subscribers. If you’re using any of these, you can use the Chrome extension for free.

Can I Netflix Party on a TV?

Netflix Party is now called Teleparty. You cannot use it on a TV. You can only use it on a computer running Google Chrome or Microsoft Edge.

Can you use Netflix Party without an account?

Netflix Party changed its name to Teleparty. It’s because Hulu, HBO, and Disney+ subscribers can use it now. You’ll need an account in one of these to use the browser extension.

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