Netflix Party has launched to help us have virtual group movie nights in the UAE

You can now enjoy your favourite shows with friends from afar

Netflix Party has launched to help us have virtual group movie nights in the UAE

Now that we’re all social distancing, we’ve had to get creative with the ways we keep ourselves entertained and stay in touch with friends and family.

Luckily, there are plenty of great apps that make virtual socialising both fun and easy, a firm favourite being Netflix.

The streaming service has launched a new feature titled Netflix Party, which allows us to watch our favourite TV shows and movies with our friends online.

The clever new addition synchronises video playback and adds group chat to your Netflix shows, meaning you can discuss whatever you’re watching as you watch it with others.

As well as being used privately between friends, some venues are organising virtual cinema screenings for the public to enjoy together from home. In fact, Abu Dhabi’s Cinema Space is hosting a series of special Netflix Party screenings, kicking off with Oscar-nominated film, I Lost My Body, on Monday March 23 at 7.30pm.

In the meantime, get a group together and enjoy a long-distance movie night of your own.

The feature is only available on Google Chrome browsers on desktop or laptop computers.

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