July 28, 2020
Cloud movie library service Movies Anywhere has added a new co-viewing experience that allows users to view a film together from different locations.
Called Watch Together, the feature allows for synced co-viewing with no plugins or second screen. Users can watch anywhere they have the Movies Anywhere app. All movies available through the app are eligible for Watch Together.
“The experience is unique in that it offers fully integrated, seamless co-viewing across mobile, web and most connected smart TVs; and Movies Anywhere is the only app that allows purchased movie collections to be synced,” according to the service.
Viewers can share a synced experience with up to nine others. Hosts invite guests to view a title in their library via a “room code.” Guests must have the same title in their library or accept a “Screen Pass” via another Movies Anywhere feature currently in beta that allows members to share certain titles in their library with up to three people. The host controls playback. Viewers can use custom emojis in real-time to react or ask the host to pause, rewind or fast-forward.
Bonus features are not currently available via Watch Together.
Movies Anywhere recently added to the Screen Pass feature to allow the Screen Pass recipient to choose an eligible movie from a sender’s library and watch it instantly.
More information is here.