Hulu was first among the many main streaming providers to roll out a way for multiple people to watch its shows and movies together on the identical time in the course of the COVID-19 pandemic. At the moment, that Watch Occasion characteristic is increasing to all subscribers — not simply these folks paying for the ad-free plan.
Watch Occasion is offered on Hulu’s web site. You’ll see the icon on a title’s particulars web page. From there, you’ll be able to share a Watch Occasion hyperlink with as much as seven different Hulu subscribers so that everybody can watch the identical content material collectively from afar. Hulu says that “whereas watching, group members will have the ability to react in real-time via the chat operate and management their very own playback.” If you end up having to pause whereas your mates hold watching, there’s a “click on to catch up” button to get proper again to the identical spot as all people else.
You should use Watch Occasion with “1000’s” of titles from Hulu’s on-demand library, together with the corporate’s new authentic rom-com movie The Happiest Season, which Hulu says broke streaming data when it premiered over Thanksgiving weekend.
Quite a lot of third-party co-watch apps rose in recognition in the course of the early quarantine section of the COVID-19 pandemic. Since then, providers like Amazon Prime Video, Disney Plus, Movies Anywhere, and Sling TV have begun providing their very own built-in options.