Nine tools to watch YouTube videos with your friends remotely
Surely if you are a lover of cinema and audiovisual content in general you like to share your findings with your friends. Something that is not always possible at the same time and that the so-called new technologies have made it easier for us. However, the truth is that they have some charm to the fact to see the video accompanied and at the same time.
Fortunately, there are tools that, while not solving the first drawback, do end with this second, and allow us to enjoy them simultaneously remotely. Some utilities some of which we collect below and among which we find options both to share material from YouTube and other platforms.
To begin with we are with ShareTube, a page that allows us, precisely, to watch videos of YouTube with our friends (and also with other members of the utility). Its use, moreover does not require any registration, it is enough to give a name to our room and to choose the alias with which we wish to appear.
Once the channel is created, we can invite other people through a URL that will take them to our site. The tool, on the other hand, has an integrated chat tool as well as search options to find the YouTube video that most interests us without leaving the web.
Another of the best known in this area is My Circle, a popular website through which we can share videos with our friends to see them at the same time. However, it includes features that make it a powerful tool – at least with respect to its competitors – such as the ability to chat while viewing content or making voice calls over the network.
In addition, it is a free tool whose use does not require any registration. It also allows us to invite other people through social networks or generated links, control the quality and parameters of the video such as subtitles, and so on.
It supports content from both YouTube and Vimeo, Soundcloud and Dailymotion. Some additional virtues are that it comes with notifications and alert sounds for new messages; Which includes a history of invitations and allows us to download up to 5GB of video in mp4 and flv format. You also will not need to register to use it.
Also very popular, Watch2Gether is a utility in which to enjoy the content of the said mode is very simple. This can come from Soundcloud, Vimeo, Twitch and YouTube. Thus, it synchronizes both the audio and video players of the users, includes chat options to exchange opinions and even lets us organize videos in lists.
However, it stands out because it includes options to chat through the webcam of our computer; And not only that, but through this platform you will also be able to “go shopping” with your best friend at the same time and without leaving home. Something that is possible thanks to a system that gives us the ability to browse and buy goods on Amazon in a way similar to the one that the rest of the content is visualized. Interesting. We can also share the different links through social networks, create a room for free and more. Your starting point is that we spend time together.
Nor can we stop including Sync Video in this list, because this free utility gives us the ability to watch videos online with our friends remotely and free. Of course, to enjoy it we must register. However, this offers certain advantages, such as having a specific and personal area in which we can add videos and playlists; As well as the option to create new rooms to which we can invite our friends privately.
Of course, we also have the option to make the room public if we wish, although the majority of users of this platform does not opt for this option when synchronizing their videos. In addition to the web, the service offers specific add-ons for both Chrome and Firefox, which expand their possibilities.
Togethertube , as its name suggests, is a virtual room that gives us an experience similar to other of the utilities that precede it in this list. It is a web through which we can watch videos but also listen to music with our friends or other users. Supports Soundcloud, Vimeo and YouTube content.
Apart from a synchronization system, it comes with other additions such as a voting system and moderation tools. As for this first and to give you an idea, each room allows its members to add videos and vote for them; The most popular will be next in visualize. All through an integrated chat system that includes the basic features of this type of tools.
The approach of Simulchat is very similar to that of other applications that precede it in this compilation. Thus, it offers us the possibility to watch videos with our friends simultaneously – both YouTube and other platforms for which it has specific sections – and integrates chat features. In fact, it comes with VoIP calls and video calls, perhaps one of its big differences from other similar services to synchronize content.
Before you start using it and if you want to make a place composition about how it works, you can opt for your “get a tour”, which will guide you through the different sections of the web. In addition to the said, it has an integrated search engine as well as a box to embed the link in question that we want to enjoy.
Let’s Gaze is another of our favorites since, in addition to allowing us to synchronize the videos to enjoy them at the same time, despite the real distance that separates us. Very simple to use, we can start by inviting our friend through a unique URL generated by the site, but also via Facebook or sending an email.
As soon as our friend opens it, you will be asked to include the link to the YouTube video you want them to see. Once playback starts, it does so simultaneously on both devices at the same time. In addition, it has some features of previous tools such as chat service, video call and the like. It also lets us view content from our own computer. If you want to get an idea of how it works before using it, you can decantarte for its demo.
As for CyTube, it is a page that, despite its somewhat variegated interface, offers YouTube links and synchronizes all viewers at the same point in the video. To use it, yes, you will have to register at least as a guest, while to share video you must create a channel in which you will be adding the content in question.
Other possibilities include applying certain themes to your space to personalize it, and so on. In addition to the Mountain View service, it supports Vimeo, Soundcloud, Dailymotion, Twitch, JustinTV, UStrea, Imgur, RTMP livestreams, and some more.
To finish, we stayed with Wavelenght, a website that, despite its rather obsolete design, offers us features very similar to the other platforms we have included in this selection. In fact, his motto reads “Wavelength is a shared experience that allows you to create playlists in a live chat. Listen to music, watch videos and socialize together!
To start using it we will not have to register, but the main page already includes a specific box that allows us to create a room of its own – it can be public or private, as we indicate it, giving it a name. A little below gives us the option to connect with an existing one to enjoy content synchronized with other users.