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Gillmor Gang: Watch Party

This Gillmor Gang episode is as much about what we didn’t talk about as what we did. In the run up to the recording session, we somehow suspected we’d talk about Apple’s virtual event on Tuesday. Then, 15 minutes after we finished, RBG lost her battle to keep the Supreme Court from tipping even further to the right. With barely 7 weeks to the election, things changed. Apple’s event focused on two product announcements — a next gen Apple Watch and an iPad Air refresh. Also bill boarded was the...
Tags: Apple, TC, Facebook, Video, Hollywood, Supreme Court, Jerusalem, Tech, Brooklyn, United States, Bob Dylan, Jfk, Beatles, Steve Gillmor, Keith Teare, Frank Radice


Hulu tests its co-viewing feature ‘Watch Party’ with ad-supported viewers

Hulu was one of the first major streaming services to introduce a “co-viewing” feature that allows friends and family to watch Hulu content together from different locations. The feature, Hulu Watch Party, was initially only available for subscribers on the the ad-free tier of Hulu’s streaming service. Now, the company is making Watch Party available to ad-supported subscribers as well, but in a more limited capacity. When Hulu Watch Party launched in May, it worked across thousands of movies...
Tags: Hbo, Media, Instagram, Tech, Hulu, Streaming Service, Victor, Watch Party, Facebook Watch, Amazon s Twitch, Co-watching, Hulu Watch Party, Watch Parties, Watch Party Hulu, Watch Parties for Amazon


Twitch launches Watch Parties to all creators worldwide

Twitch is doubling down on making its site more than just a place for livestreaming gaming video. Last fall, the Amazon-owned company began testing a new feature called “Watch Parties,” which lets creators stream Amazon Prime Video content to viewers with Amazon Prime. This spring, Twitch opened up Watch Parties to its biggest streaming channels in the U.S., adding support for over 70 movies and TV shows from Prime Video at launch. Today, Twitch says the feature is now available to creators worl...
Tags: Amazon, TC, Tech, Streaming, Streaming Video, Hulu, Twitch, Watch Party, Netflix Party, Prime Video, Watch Party Quick Action to Stream Manger


12 Hulu tips and tricks to improve your streaming experience and make the most out of your subscription

Hulu is a popular video-streaming service with thousands of movies and TV shows, including original Hulu content.  The platform is easy to use, but there some tips, tricks, and add-ons worth exploring to improve your streaming experience. Special features include Hulu Watch Party, which lets you stream and watch content simultaneously with friends, and Hulu Kids Profiles, which let you restrict and monitor your child's viewing activity.  Visit Business Insider's Tech Reference library for more...
Tags: Apple, Disney, Samsung, Trends, Hulu, Amazon Fire TV, Host, Netflix Hulu, Espa, Watch Party, Apple TV Fire TV, Amazon Prime Video Hulu, Hulu Watch Party, Masthead Sticky, Chromecast Roku Stick and Fire TV Stick Gaming, HBO Max Showtime Starz Cinemax


Amazon Prime Video Watch Party Lets You Watch Movies & TV Shows with Up to 100 People in a Virtual Room

Movie theaters still aren’t open, and most people aren’t too keen on sitting in close proximity with each other in front of the television. But in the middle of this pandemic, people have been taking advantage of spending time together virtually. Unfortunately, most of the major streaming services haven’t done much to help viewers connect with their friends online by allowing them to watch movies and TV shows online together. But now that’s changed: Amazon Prime Video has launched its own Watch...
Tags: Apple, Amazon, Hbo, Movies, Netflix, United States, Hulu, Amazon Prime Video, Variety, Watch Party, Gadgets/Tech, Netflix Party, Netflix/Streaming Video, Business and Industry News, Amazon Prime Video Watch Party, Amazon Watch Party


Daily Crunch: Lululemon is acquiring Mirror

Lululemon is paying $500 million to acquire a home fitness startup, India bans TikTok and Amazon Prime Video is the latest streaming service to add a co-viewing experience. Here’s your Daily Crunch for June 30, 2020. 1. Lululemon set to acquire home fitness startup Mirror for $500M The deal comes at a time when home workout solutions are in high demand thanks to the COVID-19 pandemic. Even when gyms begin to reopen in different locales, many will likely be wary of returning to a potentially...
Tags: Health, Amazon, Fundings & Exits, Facebook, Hbo, Hardware, Boston, India, Tech, New York Times, Mirror, Hulu, Latin America, Amazon Prime Video, Lululemon, Prime Amazon


You can now watch Amazon TV shows and movies with up to 100 friends virtually through a new feature called Watch Party (AMZN)

Amazon is launching a new feature for watching Prime TV shows and movies with friends remotely called Watch Party. You can start a Watch Party with up to 100 people, but the feature is only available for Prime members in the US and only works on a desktop web browser. The launch comes after rivals like Hulu and HBO rolled out similar features.  Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Amazon is making it easier to watch TV shows and movies included with Amazon Prime alongside frien...
Tags: Apple, Amazon, Hbo, US, Trends, Amazon Prime, Netflix, MacBook Air, Hulu, Amazon TV, Watch Party, Netflix Party, Kosmi, Watch Party AMZN, Amazon s Watch Party


Amazon Prime Video introduces ‘Watch Party,’ a social co-viewing experience included with Prime

Amazon Prime Video is beginning to roll out a co-viewing feature to Amazon Prime members in the U.S., the company announced today. The “Watch Party” feature, which is included at no extra cost with a Prime membership, allows participants to watch video content together at the same time with the playback synchronized to the host’s account. The host of the co-watching session will be able to start, stop and pause the Watch Party as needed throughout the session, and those changes will also be s...
Tags: Amazon, Video, Hbo, Media, Tech, Amazon Prime, Hulu, Tom Clancy, Amazon Prime Video, Donald Glover, ` Watch Party, Netflix Party, Prime Video, Amazon Originals, Jack Ryan HANNA Mindy Kaling, Plexa


Amazon Prime Video introduces ‘Watch Party,’ a social coviewing experience included with Prime

Amazon Prime Video is beginning to roll out a coviewing feature to Amazon Prime members in the U.S., the company announced today. The “Watch Party” feature, which is included at no extra cost with a Prime membership, allows participants to watch video content together at the same time with the playback synchronized to the host’s account. The host of the cowatching session will be able to start, stop and pause the Watch Party as needed throughout the session, and those changes will also be syn...
Tags: Amazon, Video, Hbo, Media, Tech, Amazon Prime, Hulu, Tom Clancy, Amazon Prime Video, Donald Glover, ` Watch Party, Netflix Party, Prime Video, Amazon Originals, Coviewing, Cowatching


Plex launches a co-watching experience for its on-demand library and users’ personal media

Virtual viewing parties that let people watch video together remotely have become a popular way to stay connected with friends and family amid the coronavirus pandemic. Earlier today, Hulu announced the addition of a new “Watch Party” feature for its site to make a virtual viewing experience a built-in feature of its service. Now, media software maker Plex is also today launching its own “Watch Together” feature which works both with its own collection of on-demand content and users’ personal me...
Tags: Apple, Hbo, Instagram, Tech, Hulu, Plex, Plex Media Server, Watch Party, Netflix Party


Hulu launches a new Watch Party feature for virtual viewing parties and chat

Hulu today is introducing a new feature called “Hulu Watch Party,” its first social feature that will allow viewers to virtually watch Hulu together at the same time while in separate locations and chat with one another within the Hulu app. The feature is being tested first on Hulu.com for Hulu’s “No Ads” subscribers for the time being. It will work with thousands of movies and shows in Hulu’s on-demand streaming library, the company says. To see which programs are available for this Watch Party...
Tags: Social, TC, Hbo, Media, Instagram, Youtube, Tech, Hulu, Streaming Service, Viki, Watch Party, Netflix Party, Hulu Watch Party, Hulu s Watch Party, Streamer Philo, Chinese Drama


Cosmo and Google create a mobile Watch Party for the new season of ‘You’

The second season of the Penn Badgley romantic murder drama “You” launches on Netflix today — and along with it, a new project called Cosmopolitan Watch Party. You can hit play on the Watch Party website at the same time as you hit play on each episode, kicking off an experience that runs alongside the show. Watch Party will show you content from Cosmo that’s tied to what you’re seeing on-screen, and it’s often drawn from interviews with the cast and crew. Cosmopolitan Editor in Chief Jessica...
Tags: Google, Mobile, Media, Tech, Netflix, Penn Badgley, Cosmopolitan, Cosmo, Google News Lab, Pels, Watch Party, Badgley, Hearst Corporation, Simon Rogers, Jessica Pels, Cosmopolitan Watch Party


We Are Social’s Monday Mashup #461

Facebook reveals how Oversight Board will work Facebook has released a charter explaining how its (theoretically) independent Oversight Board will work. The board will review appeals to Facebook’s policy decisions, like content takedowns, and make recommendations for changes. Its decision will be final, even if those at Facebook aren’t happy about it. But many are skeptical, particularly as Facebook itself will choose the board’s initial members. For a rundown of how the board came about, how it...
Tags: Google, Facebook, Japan, Pinterest, Instagram, Youtube, US, Seo, Snapchat, Khloe Kardashian, Kylie Jenner, Mashup, Libra, Facebook Live, Luxottica, Lens


10 things in tech you need to know today

Good morning! This is the tech news you need to know this Wednesday. Google's founders have failed to turn up to every company all-hands meeting in 2019, BuzzFeed reports. These absences, the longest in Google's history, come at a time when the firm faces questions about hate speech on its platform. Uber will seek to sell around $10 billion worth of stock in its initial public offering, according to Reuters. Most of the shares would be issued by the company, while a smaller portion would be ow...
Tags: Google, Facebook, Microsoft, North Korea, US, Trends, Bloomberg, Silicon Valley, Jack Dorsey, Amazon Web Services, Alexa, Alphabet, Dorsey, Reuters, Kim Jong, CANBERRA Australia


Facebook Watch is finally growing as payouts get spread thin

Both Facebook Watch and Instagram’s IGTV have yet to become superstar video platforms, leaving Facebook at risk as more people seek streaming entertainment instead of status updates. So today Facebook is trying to build some buzz for Watch with new stats and rollouts. The free video hub that combines original content, sports, and cult favorite TV shows like Firefly now has 400 million users watching at least one minute per month. That’s not a ton of engagement amongst a wide audience. But on the...
Tags: TC, Facebook, Tech, Cnn, Mtv, Joss Whedon, Facebook Lite, Elizabeth Olsen, Watch Party, Facebook Watch, Buzzfeed Facebook, Facebook Watch and Instagram


Facebook launches Watch Party for all, tests Live PiP commentating

Facebook Watch has failed to capture viewers with its content, so it’s hoping to differentiate through the company’s core strength: social. Today Facebook fully launches Watch Party, its co-viewing feature where users can see and comment on the same video at the same time, to all profiles and Pages around the world. Watch Party had previously launched in Groups and been in testing with other types of accounts. But now any profile or business can post a Watch party invite to sync up with other...
Tags: Social, TC, Mobile, Facebook, Apps, Tech, Mtv, Groups, Shaq, YouTube Netflix, Facebook Video, Today Facebook, Watch Party, Facebook Watch, Co-watching, Facebook Watch Party


Facebook Messenger is building a “Watch Videos Together” feature

Netflix and chill from afar? Facebook Messenger is now internally testing simultaneous co-viewing of videos. That means you and your favorite people could watch a synchronized video over group chat on your respective devices while discussing or joking about it. This “Watch Videos Together” feature could make you spend more time on Facebook Messenger while creating shared experiences that are more meaningful and positive for well-being than passively zombie-viewing videos solo. This new approa...
Tags: Social, TC, Mobile, Facebook, Apps, Instagram, Tech, Netflix, Facebook Messenger, Sean Parker, Facebook Video, Watch Party, YouTube Co, Messenger Facebook, Airtime, Co-watching


This Week in Small Business, Big News From Facebook on Interactive Content

? ? It’s another week of This Week in Small Business and this week, I clearly had Facebook on my mind. For this latest episode of This Week in Small Business, I’m joined by live streaming expert Monique Johnson and we’re going over the top articles appearing on Small Business Trends in the last week. Two of the three I picked just happened to be about the much talked-about social media site, especially recently. Facebook Stories for Business But we’re not talking earnings figures — at lea...
Tags: Apple, Amazon, Facebook, Small Business, US, Sales, Social Media, Tripadvisor, Monique, Trump, Michael Guta, Watch Party, Monique Johnson, Small Business News, Facebook Stories, Small Business Trends YouTube


Facebook’s ‘Watch Party’ rolls out to all, letting Groups watch videos together

For the past few months, Facebook has been testing something it calls “Watch Party”. It’s a feature that would let Facebook Groups host shared video streaming sessions, with everyone in the group being able to see/comment on the same videos at the same time. Take the Facebook Live concept and swap in a queue of pre-selected videos to make a sort of ad hoc video channel, and that’s a Watch Party. Today the company is rolling the feature out to all Facebook Groups. Here’s how it’ll work (screen...
Tags: TC, Facebook, Tech, Facebook Groups, Watch Party, Facebook 's ` Watch Party, Facebook Groups Here, Facebook no YouTube Twitter


Facebook loses $120 billion in market cap after awful Q2 earnings

Facebook’s share price fell over 20 percent in after-hours trading today after the company announced its slowest-ever user growth rate and a scary warning that its revenue growth would rapidly decelerate. Before today’s brutal Q2 earnings, Facebook’s share price closed today at $217.50, but fell to around $172 after the earnings call. That’s a market cap drop of roughly $123 billion. In two hours, Facebook lost more value than most startups and even public companies are ever worth. Here’s the...
Tags: Social, Mobile, Facebook, Apps, Mark Zuckerberg, Europe, Instagram, Finance, US, Tech, Whatsapp, Facebook Ads, North America, Sheryl Sandberg, US Canada, Wehner


Facebook is launching a new Groups tab and plug-in

Facebook is rolling out a new Groups tab and plugin, announced CEO Mark Zuckerberg during his opening keynote at Facebook’s F8 developer conference this morning. The addition of the new Groups tab on Facebook will make groups a more central part of the Facebook experience, the CEO explained. “In a community, you can meet new people who share your values – for some, this might be a support group for new parents. For others, it might be about a disease you have. Fo others, it might be about findin...
Tags: Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Tech, Facebook Groups, Zuckerberg, Watch Party, Facebook Chief Product Officer Chris Cox Group


Facebook is launching a new Groups tab and plugin

Facebook is rolling out a new Groups tab and plugin, announced CEO Mark Zuckerberg during his opening keynote at Facebook’s F8 developer conference this morning. The addition of the new Groups tab on Facebook will make groups a more central part of the Facebook experience, the CEO explained. “In a community, you can meet new people who share your values – for some, this might be a support group for new parents. For others, it might be about a disease you have. Fo others, it might be about findin...
Tags: Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Tech, Facebook Groups, Zuckerberg, Watch Party, Facebook Chief Product Officer Chris Cox Group


Facebook To Add 'Watch Party' Group Video Viewing

Facebook has begun testing Watch Party, a new tool to be made available to Groups that lets members watch and comment on videos together. Both live and prerecorded Facebook video can be included in a Watch Party. ____________________________ “As we think about video on Facebook, we’re focused on creating experiences that bring people closer together and inspire human connection instead of passive consumption,” said Fidji Simo, VP of Product Facebook,  as she announced the launch o...
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Watch party: Vevo’s new feature lets you enjoy music videos with others in real time

Vevo's upcoming new feature, Watch Party, will allow an unlimited amount of users to watch music videos together in an online chat room, no matter where they happen to be in the world. The post Watch party: Vevo’s new feature lets you enjoy music videos with others in real time appeared first on Digital Trends.
Tags: Google, Music, Trends, Music Video, Vevo, Watch Party, Movies & TV, Uptime


Music video service Vevo aims for more traction with Watch Party, a Turntable-like chatroom

 As music streaming platforms continue to compete for subscribers, one of the biggest suppliers of premium music video content is adding new features to focus on its own platform as a destination. Vevo — the premium music video hosting company that sees 21 billion views of its content each month globally from some 300 million consumers, powering more than 40% of all traffic on YouTube in… Read More
Tags: TC, Apps, Entertainment, Tech, Watch Party



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