Why Isn't Netflix Throwing a Party?
A proof of concept is provided by the Netflix Party Chrome extension, which was created by a small team of engineers who are not linked with Netflix. According to their Patreon website, the Chrome extension has been utilised by one million Netflix users, with more than 10 million downloads from the Google Play Store. (It took that long for the Netflix lawyers to notice the crew, so they renamed themselves Teleparty!)
So, why hasn't Netflix made the feature available? Here's a rundown of Netflix's social media failures:
netflix party debuted a "Party" function for Xbox in 2008. The feature was terminated in 2010 when only 5% of Xbox members used it at its height.
Netflix subscribers could share movie suggestions with their friends using the "Friends" function. In 2010, the feature "Friends" was deleted because just 5% of users used it. The issue is that your pals have bad taste in movies, and you don't want your friends to know about all of your vices. Anyone up for some "Indian Matchmaking"? "Are you selling Sunset?" "Are you the Cake Boss?" Netflix Watch Party
HBO Max Watch Party Showbox has earned a lot of positive feedback and a 4.5/5 rating from its users in all of these ways.