Watching Plex Shows & Movies with Friends Has Never Been This Easy

Do you use a Plex streaming service to watch movies and TV shows in your leisure time? If yes, we have a piece of good news for you. From now on, you will be able to watch Plex with your friends and loved ones no matter how far you stay. Recently, it launched a feature known as “Watch Together” that enables users to watch content in a group.

It is a free feature, and everyone around the world can use it to tenfold their joy by watching their favorite content with friends. This feature is very useful for those who stay all alone and far away from their families. They can now enjoy their weekends by watching content with their families.

Plex is one of the most popular client-server media player utilities that supports almost every major operating system. It can be installed and accessed on any device, whether you have Android, Windows, Roku, iOS, macOS, PS4, Linux, or Android TV.

The “Watch Together” feature is presently available for various devices iPadOS, Android, iOS, Android TV as well as Apple TV. There is no limit on how many people you can invite to watch TV shows and movies on Plex.  That means you can easily have a large group of people to enjoy movies and TV shows along with you. You can add as many participants as your Plex media server can cope with. Adding too many people might overwhelm your Plex server, so keep that in mind while doing so.

To  invite your friends and family members to watch Plex along with you follow these instructions:

  1. Open the Plex application on your main host computer.
  2. Navigate to the TV show or movie you would like to watch with others.
  3. Then, press on the three vertical dots located on the top-right corner of the application.
  4. Click on the “Watch Together” option.
  5. Now select the Plex friends that you want to invite.

If your friends and family members are not present in this list, then make sure that they sing up for a free Plex account. Once they have a free account, you will need to add them to your Plex friends list using their registered email.

Once you select the friends to enjoy movies and TV shows with you, hit the Done button to continue.

Next, it will take a while to buffer the content so that everyone can access it. Your invited friends that have joined would appear on the right-side panel. Once everyone gets ready to watch the content, hit the Start button.

Now the TV show or movie will start playing, and you will get the basic playback controls on your screen, as usual, you get. You will be able to see the users are watching along with you on the right-side panel.

Everyone would be able to see your real-time playing content because Plex will be syncing it for every user who has joined.

Inviting more people to watch along with you while a session is already going, is not possible. All you need to do is, end the current show and then restart the show and the4n invite people from scratch. This means you need to make sure that everyone is invited before you start a program on Plex.

In case you need to add someone to watch along with you while a session is already in the process, you can pause the video and then end the ongoing “Plex Watch Together” session. After that, you can create a new list of friends, including that person you wished to add. Once everybody has hit the start button and resume the playback, everyone else can continue their content.

This is how it all goes, and it is a pretty impressive initiative from Plex developers to launch the Watch Together feature. It is very much similar to the Netflix Party feature.

Source: Watching Plex Shows & Movies.

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