How To Use Netflix Party On Your Mac

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Are you looking to have a movie night with your friends, but can’t because of social distancing? Netflix Party is here to help! Netflix Party is a free Chrome extension that allows you and your friends to watch movies together, no matter the distance. Here’s how to get started.

First, download the Netflix Party Chrome Extension (it is not available for Safari). Once downloaded, open your Chrome browser and go to Choose any show or movie you would like to watch and start playing the video. To create your party, click on the red “NP” icon located next to the address bar. Then click “Start Party” to get the party started, and share the party URL with your friends so they can join in on the fun!

Once everyone has joined your party, you will be able to sync up playback and chat with each other while watching. You can also use Netflix Party’s “React” feature where you can post reactions such as hearts or thumbs up/down during scenes or moments in movies or shows that stand out to you.

On Mac computers, there are a few extra steps for setting up Netflix Party since Mac does not support Chrome extensions. To get around this limitation, Mac users must first install a Virtual Machine (VM) such as Parallels Desktop which allows them to run Windows apps from their Mac computer. After installing Parallels Desktop and running it on their Mac device, users will then be able to install Google Chrome on their VM and access all of its features including downloading extensions such as Netflix Party.

Netflix Party makes it easy for friends who are miles apart to still enjoy movie nights together without having to physically be in the same room! With a few easy steps, you can now stream movies with your friends while chatting away – making sure social distancing doesn’t stop anyone from having fun!

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Can Netflix Party Be Used on Mac Computers?

Yes, Netflix Party works on Macs. The Netflix Party extension is available for download in the Chrome web store and can be used on any laptop or desktop computer that has the Chrome browser installed. Once the extension is installed, you and your friends can join a virtual movie night anytime, no matter which operating system you’re on!

How to Host a Netflix Party on a Laptop

To do a Netflix Party on your laptop, start by going to Netflix’s website and choosing a show that you want to watch. Once you’ve selected the video, click on the red “NP” icon located next to the address bar. Then click “Start Party” to create your party and share the party URL with friends so they can join in. Now that everyone is in the same virtual room, you can all watch and chat together! Enjoy your movie night!

Compatibility of Netflix Party with Different Browsers

Netflix Party works on the Google Chrome browser. It is not compatible with any other browsers, such as Safari or Firefox. To use Netflix Party, you must install the Teleparty (formerly known as Netflix Party) browser extension for Chrome. After the installation is complete, open a movie or show on Netflix and click on the “NP” icon located in your toolbar to start a party.

Troubleshooting Teleparty Issues

Teleparty may not work if the host did not send the correct link, or if all the invited watchers did not click the Teleparty button after opening the link. It can also be caused by an issue with your Netflix account, or by a technical issue with your laptop or computer. To fix these issues, it is recommended to close and re-open your browser, reconnect to your Netflix account, or restart your laptop or computer.

Do I Need Netflix for Teleparty?

Yes, you need a Netflix account to use Teleparty (formerly known as Netflix Party). Teleparty is a Chrome extension that allows friends to watch movies and TV shows together in sync, no matter where they are in the world. You can start or join a party with just one click, and everyone’s video will stay perfectly in sync no matter what device you’re using. To use Teleparty, all participants need access to a Netflix account and the Google Chrome web browser installed on their devices.


In conclusion, Netflix Party is a great way to watch movies and shows with friends and family while staying socially distant. The Teleparty extension is available for Chrome, Firefox, and Microsoft Edge browsers and works on both Macs and PCs. It’s easy to set up a party: simply install the extension, choose a show you’d like to watch on Netflix, click the “NP” icon located next to the address bar, and start the party. Invite your friends by sharing the URL link of your party. Enjoy watching together from afar with Netflix Party!

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James Walker has a deep passion for technology and is our in-house enthusiastic editor. He graduated from the School of Journalism and Mass Communication, and loves to test the latest gadgets and play with older software (something we’re still trying to figure out about himself). Hailing from Iowa, United States, James loves cats and is an avid hiker in his free time.