A good friend of mine just asked me if we can have a watch party in the upcoming days over the internet, so we can watch a movie together. They live in another country.

Now, streaming platform have the “Watch Party” option, but is not worth it to pay them an entire subscription just for one movie and one day, so I was wondering if there was an app that allowed me to have a watch party, streaming the movie from a local file.

I want it to be easy to use and have a mobile client/app, since this person is not very techy like me.

Thanks in advance.

  • @inspectorA
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    99 months ago

    This is usually a function that full blown media servers offer.

    Jellyfin is the one that jumps to mind with this functionality, however I haven’t really this functionality out as of yet.

    • jlow (he/him)
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      59 months ago

      Jellyfin’s watch-together-feature (can’t remember the name) worked very well on my local network when we needed it (remember Covid? +__+), so I guess it could also be an option if you do it with Wireguard or something similar.

    • @[email protected]
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      29 months ago

      Ive used it a few times, it works pretty well, the issues I faced were minor and easily fixed with a refresh.

      Sadly doesn’t work with the android TV app though.