Meeting to watch a favorite show or movie is a difficult perspective with an ongoing global pandemic. That̵7;s why Plex, Movies Anywhere, Hulu and others have come up with a solution for virtual clock parties. And now Facebook is joining the viewing revolution and dubbing its tag Watch Together.
At launch, up to 8 people can use Watch Together simultaneously in Messenger, and if you jump to a Messenger Room, you can create a group of 50. Watch Together leans on Facebook Watch; you can enjoy Facebook’s original applications, live streams, user uploads, content from content creators and eventually music videos.
Unlike others taking the subject, Facebook’s Watch Together comes with built-in video chat, so you can see and hear each other while your content is played. Everything should be synchronized together, depending on your network speeds, to keep your reactions relatively coordinated.
You need to go to Messenger or a Messenger room, not the Facebook Watch section, to get started. You then select the Watch Together option (rolling out soon) and select something to watch. Since everyone should be in the chat before the show starts, you can choose together.
Facebook says the feature is free to use and will roll out to Android and iOS later this week.