How to Host an Amazon Prime Video Watch Party

What’s the best way to not have to share your popcorn in a movie? Simple: host an Amazon Watch Party where you and 99 other friends and family can join online to watch the same show or movie together.

In this article, you’ll find everything you need to know about starting, hosting, and joining an Amazon Watch Party, so you can share memorable experiences with your loved ones no matter where they are in the world.

The Requirements to Host an Amazon Watch Party

To host a Watch Party, you’ll first need to make sure that everyone has an Amazon Prime subscription. Since the party can host up to 100 people, everyone needs to have their own subscription to join.

You’ll also want to make sure no one uses Safari or Internet Explorer because neither of those browsers is compatible with Watch Party. Stay away from smart TVs, game consoles, media players, mobile phones, and tablets while you’re at it. None of these devices will work with Watch Party.

If your party wants to watch a movie or show that costs money like the latest release, everyone in the group is going to need to purchase the same movie or show for it to work. Otherwise, you will all have to stick with the content that comes included with your Prime memberships.

Traveling while trying to host or attend a watch party will be tricky. You can still host while traveling, but some of the content might become unavailable due to regional restrictions. It will save the group wasted time trying to figure out what to play if you look ahead of your scheduled party. Attending an international Watch Party is not available at this time.

Related: The Best Ways to Watch Movies Together Online

How to Host an Amazon Watch Party on the Web

As long as you are using a compatible device, hosting your own Watch party only takes a few steps to get started. You will get everyone else involved when you’re done setting everything up.

  1. Go to Amazon.com
  2. Click Prime Video
  3. Select your movie or show
  4. Click the Watch Party icon (it looks like a party popper)
  5. Enter your chat name
  6. Click Create Watch Party

At this point, you’ll be given a link by Amazon you can share with friends and family for them to join. Once they click on the link, they’ll be able to join the chat and start watching whenever you say it’s time.

How to Host Amazon Watch Party on Fire TV

To host a Watch Party on Fire TV, you’ll need more coordination with your phone and your TV to make it all work.

  1. Open the Prime Video app on Fire TV
  2. Select your movie or show
  3. Select the Watch Party icon (it looks like a party popper)
  4. Select Create Watch Party
  5. Go to the link provided on a mobile device browser
  6. Enter your chat name
  7. Select Join Chat
  8. Click Start Watching on your Fire TV
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Using your mobile device while watching your entertainment allows you to enter the chat so you can talk with friends and family. The same link you entered to get to the chat is the same one you will send to your network to get started.

How to Join an Amazon Watch Party on Fire TV

If your friends are trying to watch using their Fire TV, they will need to enter that link into their mobile browser first to receive a code. Then, they’ll open the Prime Video app on their TV and go to My Stuff > Find a Watch Party. Once they enter the code, they will be able to sync up for the viewing.

All links that are created expire after seven days, so there is no possibility to schedule the Watch Party too far in advance. For now, your best option would be to create a calendar invite and then create the actual Watch Party closer to the event.

Hosting a Watch Party on Amazon Is Easy

With Amazon Watch Party, you can start hosting your own movie or show with up to 100 people through a web browser or Fire TV. You can even chat throughout the entire movie to stay connected without interrupting.

As amazing as it is, Amazon isn’t the only streaming service that offers watch parties; services like Hulu and Disney+ do too.

Author: Raul Mercado

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