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7 Smooth Movie Sharing Platforms to Watch On With Your Squad

Wanna throw an online movie night with your friends?
7 Smooth Movie Sharing Platforms to Watch On With Your Squad
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Wanna throw an online movie night with your friends?

We’ve definitely taken for granted the nights when we could still hang out at a friend’s house with our pajamas on as we fight over snacks before the movie starts. We all miss it, but of course we'll make do with what we have for now. That means the search for the next best streaming service for the age of social distancing continues! If you’re planning to host a virtual movie night, we got you covered with other alternatives!

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Below, we list down smooth and safe video sharing sites you can use to watch with your squad:

1. TwoSeven

Literally made by a group of friends from Patreon fundings, TwoSeven understands what a movie night with your barkada is all about. It offers a private room where you can link your friends to join. You can even set who gets to control the playback. It doesn’t stop there, options like video call and chat are available while you stream from a source such as YouTube, Netflix, and Vimeo to name a few. You can also share personal videos by uploading your own file straight into the site. All you need to do is to sign in with an email address! Take note, though, that in order to sync videos from Hulu, Disney+, and Screenshare it’ll require you to get a premium subscription, but the rest are free!

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Visit the streaming site here.

2. WatchParty

Unlike most in-sync video sharing sites, WatchParty is much less demanding. It doesn’t require you to download an extension or register for an account so you could create a room. It’s both free and easy to use with no limitations—just watch a video from a separate video player or browser tab, paste in a video URL, or even just a clip from YouTube. Plus, they just released a new theater mode that brings the video and chat feature down to the bottom of the screen for minimal distractions.

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Visit the streaming site here.

3. potato.land

Well, potatoes gotta potate and if that means being on your couch and watching films all day with your loved ones, then potato.land might just be your next favorite sharing site (yes, pun intended)! With the witty greeting of "You are now a potato," once you enter their site, its simple-looking interface also makes the watching set-up experience a breeze. You can watch videos from personal files, YouTube, Facebook, Crunchyroll, and Vimeo while on a call with your friends. The only downside is that they don’t have an option for video call, and you can’t watch from other streaming sites that require a subscription either. Other than that, you have the complete power to stay on your couch so you can fully embrace your potato-ness!

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Visit the streaming site here.

4. Google Meets

Did you think this platform can only be used for work purposes? There’s more to Google Meets than you think, and it’s this little hack we want to share with you! By presenting your screen, there is an option to watch videos through another Chrome tab. This is perfect for quick streaming purposes, mainly on YouTube where you can listen to music, queue videos, or rent a movie so you can watch together while on call!

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Visit the streaming site here.

5. Gaze

Here’s an alternative choice that’s best for long distance love birds (or BFFs, we won’t judge)! Gaze only allows two people to watch inside a room making it the most straightforward video syncing site that works only for YouTube videos and personal video files (make sure both parties have the file!). Once the two of you have an account, you’re good to go! Of course, you can turn on the voice or video chat option while you watch to make your set-up feel more intimate. Now go start gazing at each other!

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Visit the streaming site here.

6. Metastream

This is probably the smoothest video syncing Chrome extension app you’ll ever use. As cute as the interface looks, the way it works requires minimal to no effort too! You just have to copy-paste a video link and you can start watching as soon as your friends enter the room! This works for Netflix, Hulu, SoundCloud, Twitch, and even Reddit (especially if you’re into deep discussions with your friends). It also offers a live chat and a queue function for videos from YouTube!

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Download the extension app here.

7. Zoom

If you’re old school and too busy to try anything new, Zoom works just as well. Simply share your screen and play whatever it is being presented. Just make sure you check the "Share computer sound" option before pressing share. With the audio on, you can watch videos from multiple streaming sites!

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Download the extension app here.

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