The idea that allows you to stream content from your Netflix, Plex or other streaming apps to your friends while maintaining social distancing is a great one. Giving a break for third party libraries, Plex streaming with friends has been officially launched by the company as part of their Plex Labs experiments.
As part of the new update, you will be able to watch movies, TV series and videos from your library along with your friends. The subtitles and voice will be perfectly synced with the timing which will allow you to a huge collection of content with a group.
Named as Watch Together, it makes Plex even better than it already is as it works on iOS, Android, Roku, AndroidTV and FireTV. The company recently rolled out a free movie streaming service and those who love the content will be able to stream it along with their friends, in a shared environment. A similar feature named as Big Screen is available in the world of virtual reality and Plex supports it in products like Oculus Go, HTC Vive that brings in groups together while staying apart.
With the pandemic situation, Plex streaming with friends is a great way to stay away while enjoying films together as theaters are locked down around the world. Participants can also choose to pause the videos so as to take a quick break or skip to a specific scene which everyone can watch.
The number of participants in the new shared solution is not limited at this point but it will soon be. Besides, drop in and drop out feature is also expected to be rolled out for Plex users so that anyone from their couch can join a movie while it is in progress. They can talk over a voice call so as to enjoy the Saturday night experience but without physically being together.