The COVID pandemic has made remote monitoring of videos with your buttons an important factor for streaming services, such as Movies Anywhere, Hulu, and, um, Prime. The feature now works on Amazon̵7;s game-streaming subsidiary Twitch, after a long beta program and region-limited launch. It is now available worldwide.
Both the sender and the guest must be subscribers to Amazon Prime (which includes Twitch Prime and its various goodies) in order to start or access a Watch Party. All movies and TV shows on Amazon Prime Video are available to watch with your friends, but purchased or rented videos are not, nor are additional channels like HBO. The library may be limited to certain parties where the host and the viewer are in different countries. Streaming licenses are a headache in that way.
To host a Twitch Stream Party, go to Stream Manager on the Twitch Creator Dashboard. In the Quick Actions panel on the left, click the “+” button and then “Start Watch Party”. Click the new action in the left panel, then browse the Amazon Prime content library and invite your friends. Can we recommend The wonderful Mrs. Maisel?
Source: Twitch via Engadget