Hulu Watch Party is a feature that allows you and your friends to stream shows or movies at the same time, even if you are hundreds of miles apart. Here’s a quick guide to starting your own Hulu Watch Party.
Watch Party is enabled for all Hulu subscribers, regardless of whether your subscription is ad-supported or ad-free. Although, even if one user̵
In total, 8 people over 18 with individual accounts (or individual profiles from a shared account) can stream together.
At the time of this writing, Watch Party is compatible on Windows 10 and Mac devices with supported browsers including Google Chrome, Microsoft Edge, Firefox and Safari. If you’d rather watch on your TV, iPhone, iPad, or Android device, unfortunately you’ll have to keep your conversations in another app’s group chat.
While not all content on Hulu supports the feature, there are thousands that do. To find out if the show or movie you want to watch supports Watch Party, visit the detail page on Hulu’s website.
If it is supported, you will see a three-digit icon and a play symbol to the right of the play button. Click on this, followed by “Start the Party” in the next prompt to start your Watch Party.
For TV shows, you can also start a party by clicking the three-dot menu button to the right of each episode’s thumbnail.
Once the stream is open, click on the chain link symbol to copy the invite link. Share that unique URL with whoever you want. When everyone is present and accompaniments such as popcorn and mood lighting are being performed, click on “Start Party” to start the show.
You will see the chat window on the right side of the stream. Type messages to your friends and loved ones as you see fit.
Keep in mind that if you need to pause your content for any reason, keep your fellow audience’s streams playing. When you resume playback, Hulu will notify you that you are out of sync with a blue notification in the chat window. Click on it to catch up immediately.
As the credits get closer to rolling, you will receive a prompt to start a new party to continue watching together. You have to start over and grab a new link to do this.