twitch watch parties

Update: May 14, 2020: Twitch Watch Parties are now available for all US Twitch creators to access. Also, all of the content from Amazon Prime Video is now available for those Watch Parties.

Loads of people are spending time watching movies and TV shows on streaming services these days, as they’re stuck at home due to the coronavirus pandemic. 

There are many unofficial ways for homebound Netflix users to watch content with family and friends remotely through services like Netflix Party. Now Amazon Prime Video is getting in on the act.

Amazon, working with its Twitch subsidiary, is expanding a new feature called Watch Parties to more creators, so they can stream, watch, and share Prime Video content with others online.

What are Twitch Watch Parties?

Watch Parties allows US Twitch creators to stream all of the Amazon Prime Video movies and TV shows on their channel, and any US user with an Amazon Prime account can join in and watch alongside them. This feature has been in closed beta testing with a small number of Twitch creators since October. In the coming months, this feature will likely expand to Twitch creators in other international markets.

People who join one of these Watch Parties will likely see the Twitch creator reacting to the movie or TV show, much like Mystery Science Theater 3000

Will you be joining, or even launching your own, Twitch Watch Party? If you do, make sure you sign up first for Amazon Prime Video.

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