HBO Now and Go let you have virtual watch parties over video chat
Watch synchronized TV shows and movies with up to 20 people.
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To create a virtual theater, HBO Now and Go subscribers can download Scener's free extension from the Chrome Web Store on Windows, Mac, or Chromebook devices. They can then host watch parties with synchronized entertainment over video chat with up to 20 people. Scener says it'll soon allow users to host or join larger watch events.