In May, Hulu began testing a Watch Party feature that allows you to watch the same movie or TV show with others without being in the same room. It̵
Unfortunately, Hulu’s Watch Party is still limited to the browser. In most cases, this means opening Hulu on your laptop or computer and streaming it through a technology like Chromecast or AirPlay to play it on your TV.
On the other hand, unlike some co-viewing tools, Hulu allows each user in the group to control the playback of the video feed. Tapping pause won’t affect other people’s feed, but if you do fall behind, you can just hit “click to catch up” to sync with the rest of the group.
You can invite up to eight friends or family with built-in voice chat support, which puts it ahead of most companies that offer this feature. It’s worth noting that Hulu says the watch party feature is available for “thousands of titles” in its library, indicating that not every movie or TV show will work.
Collaborative viewing tools have been a super-important resource at a time when most of us stay at home. Hopefully Hulu will add support within apps in the future.
Source: Hulu via Engadget