Amazon prime has upgraded a feature that is still not yet available on Netflix and this is great news for social streamers.
Amazon Prime Has Upgraded a Feature That Is Still Not Yet Available On Netflix
As the cost of living continues to rise, it is becoming more important than ever to make sure that the various streaming services we pay for offer the best value in return for our money.
Amazon, in its own part, is doing its very best to keep hold of its Prime Video subscribers who enjoy watching movies and TV shows with other users. They are doing this by expanding support for the popular watch party feature on the platform to a host of more streaming devices and this is including Roku streaming sticks, smart TVs, and lastly, games consoles.
What the Feature Normally Stands For
The feature normally lets up to 100 people with prime subscriptions to see content consecutively. The feature previously was only available on fire TV devices, the prime video mobile app, and desktop web browsers. This expansion first was reported by TechCrunch.
Presently, the watch party feature remains exclusive to subscribers in the US, and also it is only compatible with library content that is included in a standard prime video subscription. Viewers on the other hand cannot host a group session for rented movies Freeve (previously called IMDbtv), or live sports and TV shows and series.
The Feature Became Very Popular During the Start of the COVID-19 Pandemic
The feature gained popularity at the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, a time when people were confined to their homes but at the same time still wanted to enjoy entertainment content with each other remotely. Other similar services to launch similar features at the same time include HBO Max, Disney plus, and Hulu.
And unlike Prime Video, Netflix doesn’t have an in-app group watch feature. And while the desktop version of Netflix is compatible with the Teleparty browser extension, the platform’s lack of proprietary sharing software simply represents a missing feather in an otherwise feature-stacked cap.
Of course, Prime Video’s newly-expanded Watch Party feature does not make the streaming service of Amazon a better streaming platform. In truth, it’s very unlikely that the ability to remotely enjoy content with others has any great bearing on the decision of consumers to keep or cancel their streaming subscriptions.
What the Update Mean For Streamers
But nevertheless, the expansion of a feature by Prime Video that its biggest competitor still hasn’t been implemented properly can only improve the health of a streamer whose content offering continues to grow from strength to strength.