HBO is partnering with "virtual movie theater" company Scener to let HBO Now and HBO Go customers co-watch shows and movies with friends over video chat. The feature works using Scener's Virtual Movie Theater application on Google Chrome.
The feature comes as thehas around the world, and created an opportunity for companies to .
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.