Twitch to introduce Watch Parties for Android and iOS

Twitch is introducing its Watch Parties feature, allowing streamers to host viewing parties for movies and TV shows on Amazon Prime, to Android and iOs, the company announced Wednesday. The Watch Parties feature was first introduced on the desktop web in September. Only viewers who have an Amazon Prime or Prime Video subscription can join the party.

Twitch is providing more options for streamers to host Watch Parties with its expansion to Android and iOS platforms. This will result in more and more content creators using this feature, an exciting development for viewers.

The concept of watch parties saw a boom in popularity during the pandemic, with streaming platforms like Disney Plus, Hulu, and even Amazon’s Prime Video introducing their own watch party features. Soon to release iOS 15 updates will introduce the SharePlay function, allowing users to watch content with others over FaceTIme, only if the app supports the feature.