Following last year’s one , Twitch users can now access the platform’s “Watch Parties” functionality on Android and iOS devices. Watch Parties allow Twitch users to stream content from Amazon Prime Video much like they would with a video game. Viewers can follow the TV show or movie as it unfolds and participate in the chat.
Previously, Watch Parties were only available through the Twitch web client. As you can imagine, there are a few to prevent people from watching Prime Video content for free. To get started, the person streaming and watching the video needs an active Prime Video membership to participate. Regional restrictions also apply, so someone can’t stream a TV show or movie that isn’t available in their local Prime Video library. But even when you factor in those restrictions, there aren’t many features that match what Twitch has with Watch Parties. After all, it’s something the company can only offer because it’s .
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