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How to Watch Netflix with Friends Anywhere (and No, It's Not Illegal to Share Your Password)

By dkpope
Aug 11, 2016
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  1. Netflix is a great way to spend the evening hours. Family movie night. Friend movie night. Netflix and chill night. But sometimes it’s better to binge watch by yourself because you don’t have to worry about looking cute or people getting judgy looks because you ate all the Cheetos again, Devin.

    Netflixing alone can get lonely, though, so can we combine the best of both worlds? Yes, by watching the same Netflix program together in different places. Win, win, my friends. But it’s not the most clear cut thing to achieve.

    Do you agree on a time to start the movie and deal with a minute or two difference? Do you get on the phone, countdown from three and click “Play”? But what if your friend pulled the trigger earlier than you? For those of us who can’t live with that discrepancy, here’s how to get in perfect, exact sync.

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  2. alabama man

    alabama man TS Maniac Posts: 216   +129

    Why would I want to sync? Just let the friend use your netflix and watch whatever he/she wan'ts. Family account is great for group of friends too as you can split the bill and get netflix much cheaper that way. If I really wan't to watch something with someone I invite them over, I'm not going to wear headset to hear other people while watching movie.
     
  3. Spence1115

    Spence1115 TS Enthusiast Posts: 33   +24

    Well when my partner was overseas for work for 6 months, this would have been fantastically useful as we regularly watched the same thing at the same time and WhatsApp'd each other to chat about it. This would have kept it all in sync and a bit neater, and without needing separate screens for talking.
     
  4. Scshadow

    Scshadow TS Guru Posts: 469   +97

    "Netflix says “the company views such [password] sharing as a positive and a way to attract new customers.”"

    I like this a lot. Many companies are so hung up on the bottom line that they try to squeeze the general consumer and they run circles trying combat anything of this nature. Netflix already charges on the per screen basis because its fair and easy to enforce. Stopping people from sharing the service would be hard to do and it would create a negative, combative relationship with its customers. I could bum some netflix off of the many people I know with a subscription, but because I find the service to be decent, and so I can have privacy in what I watch with my own account, and because I want to support the service, I pay for my own subscription.
     

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