“The coronavirus 19 has been starting to get wildly spread in our state and the government required us to stay at home and get away from public gathering. It’s been days and the quarantine is indeed boring. I heard that Google has launched an extension named Netflix Party that enables us to watch Netflix movies and TV shows remotely with friends. What is Netflix Party? How to use Netflix Party?”

It is a bad time. Currently the COVID-19 has been one of the most dangerous diseases in the world. It’s quite easy to get affected, especially for those old people whose immunity decrases. Many people across the globe are sick with coronavirus. Those who aren’t are being encouraged to stay away from public spaces. To avoid being affected, many public spaces have been closed like schools, museums, movie theatres, bars, restaurants, etc.

For those who are not affected but are in self-quarantine state at home, the questions become: what can they do to make through the quarantine period? What can they do if they want to maintain social connectivity? That’s why Google has developed Netflix Party extension for Chrome. In the below content, we would introduce Google’s Netflix Party Chrome extension to you and how to use it.

Part 1: Brief Introduction to "Netflix Party"

Let’s firstly get a brief understanding about Netflix Party. What is Netflix Party? What is the purpose of Google announcing Netflix Party? In short, Netflix Party is a Chrome extension for watching Netflix remotely with friends, e.g., for movie nights with that long-distance special someone. It synchronizes video playback and adds group chat.

We often go to movie theatres to watch movies with friends. However, with the fast spread of coronavirus COVID-19, watching movies in movie theatres seem to be unsafe currently. You have to wait for some months before you could go watching film with friends in cinema. However, now, Netflix Part makes it possible for you to watch movies remotely and virtually with your friends or family members. It’s a lately launched Chrome extension by Google, which enables you to watch movies with your friends remotely, create chat rooms to discuss the movie, share your point of views, and talk with your friends, etc.

To watch Netflix movies or TV shows remotely and virtually with your friends over Netflix Party extension, what you need are only Google Chrome browser, Netflix Party extension, and a subscription to Netflix. It’s quite simple to operate. The below part will show you how to watch Netflix movies/TV shows with your friends remotely over Netflix Party.

Part 2: How to use the Netflix Party Chrome Extension to watch Netflix?

How does Netflix Party Chrome extension work? How can you and your friends watch Netflix movies or TV shows together remotely and virtually through Netflix Party extension? Check the below operation to learn the detailed steps for watching Netflix TV shows and movies freely with your friends:

  1. Update or install the latest version of Chrome on your computer. Make sure you and your friends have subscribed to Netflix.
  2. Open the official page of Netflix Party at https://www.netflixparty.com/. Or search Netflix Party in the Chrome extension center.
  3. Now you need to install Netflix Party extension to Chrome. Click the "Install Netflix Party" button on this page. Once you are redirected to the Chrome Web Store, click "Add to Chrome" to finish installing Netflix Party.
    • Go to Netflix’s website. Choose any show you would like to watch and start playing the video.
    • To create your party, click on the red "NP" icon located next to the address bar. Then click "Start Party" to get the party started, and share the party URL to invite friends via messages or SNS chatting.
    • To join a party, click on the party URL, which will redirect to Netflix’s website. Then click on the "NP" button next to the address bar, and you should automatically join the party.

Now, once your friends answer your invitation, you will be watching the same Netflix movie or TV show remotely and virtually. You could then discuss the movie and communicate with each other in the chat room. You could still stay social communicated in the coronavirus COVID-19 quarantine period.

Part 3: Best Netflix Movies to Watch at Home

With Netflix Party extension installed, have no idea what kind of movies to watch during COVID-19 quarantine period with your friends over Netflix? We would like to recommend you 10 best and most popular Netflix movies of all time to watch at home to go through the coronavirus quarantine period. You could also click to know the best movies and TV shows on Netflix 2020 during COVID-19 quarantine period.

Shawshank Redemption

The populist pick for the best movie of all time, The Shawshank Redemption is one of those films that never seems to get old. Filmmaker Frank Darabont’s adaptation of a Stephen King short story takes place in the mid-20th century and revolves around a man (Tim Robbins) serving two consecutive life sentences in prison for murdering his wife. The story chronicles his journey at Shawshank, which is colored by the friends (and enemies) he makes while the audience is left to guess whether he actually committed the crime or not. It’s an expertly told drama packed with memorable performances and a terrific score by Thomas Newman.

National Treasure

Benjamin Franklin Gates descends from a family of treasure-seekers who’ve all hunted for the same thing: a war chest hidden by the Founding Fathers after the Revolutionary War. Ben’s close to discovering its whereabouts, as is his competition, but the FBI is also hip to the hunt. National Treasure has several episodes, all of which are available on Netflix.

Drive

This action drama follows a mysterious man who has multiple jobs as a garage mechanic, a Hollywood stuntman and a getaway driver seems to be trying to escape his shady past as he falls for his neighbor – whose husband is in prison and who’s looking after her child alone. Meanwhile, his garage mechanic boss is trying to set up a race team using gangland money, which implicates our driver as he is to be used as the race team’s main driver. Our hero gets more than he bargained for when he meets the man who is married to the woman he loves.

Groundhog Day

A weather man is reluctantly sent to cover a story about a weather forecasting "rat" (as he calls it). This is his fourth year on the story, and he makes no effort to hide his frustration. On awaking the ‘following’ day he discovers that it’s Groundhog Day again, and again, and again. First he uses this to his advantage, then comes the realisation that he is doomed to spend the rest of eternity in the same place, seeing the same people do the same thing EVERY day.

Inception

Dom Cobb is a thief with the rare ability to enter people’s dreams and steal their secrets from their subconsciouses. His skill has made him a hot commodity in the world of corporate espionage, but has also cost him everything he loves. Cobb gets a chance at redemption when he is offered a seemingly impossible task: Plant an idea in someone’s mind. If he succeeds, it will be the perfect crime, but a dangerous enemy anticipates Cobb’s every move.

Steve Jobs

Steve Jobs takes us behind the scenes of the digital revolution, to paint a portrait of the man at its epicenter. The story unfolds backstage at three iconic product launches, ending in 1998 with the unveiling of the iMac. His passion and ingenuity have been the driving force behind the digital age. However his drive to revolutionize technology was sacrificial. Ultimately it affected his family life and possibly his health. In this revealing film we explore the trials and triumphs of a modern day genius, the late CEO of Apple inc. Steven Paul Jobs.

Rounders

A young, reformed gambler must return to playing big stakes poker to help a friend pay off loan sharks, while balancing his relationship with his girlfriend and his commitments to law school.

Step Brothers

Step Brothers is a comedic masterpiece. While the film was roped in with other bro-centric comedies of the mid-2000s, time has been good to filmmaker Adam McKay’s hilarious treatise on stunted adolescence. Will Ferrell and John C. Reilly play two grown men still living with their single parents who are forced to move in together when their parents get married. Ferrell and Reilly play everything as if they’re bratty pre-teens, and the result is one of the funniest movies ever made. Every single comedic set piece works like gangbusters, and the entire supporting cast shines as this really does feel like a team effort. On top of everything, composer Jon Brion’s score is genuinely fantastic, elevating material that in the wrong hands could have been… well, a latter 2010s Will Ferrell comedy.

The Talented Mr. Ripley

The 1950s. Manhattan lavatory attendant, Tom Ripley, borrows a Princeton jacket to play piano at a garden party. When the wealthy father of a recent Princeton grad chats Tom up, Tom pretends to know the son and is soon offered $1,000 to go to Italy to convince Dickie Greenleaf to return home. In Italy, Tom attaches himself to Dickie and to Marge, Dickie’s cultured fiancée, pretending to love jazz and harboring homoerotic hopes as he soaks in luxury. Besides lying, Tom’s talents include impressions and forgery, so when the handsome and confident Dickie tires of Tom, dismissing him as a bore, Tom goes to extreme lengths to make Greenleaf’s privileges his own.

Bad Boys

Before Michael Bay had hundreds of millions of dollars to conjure robot explosions and sci-fi worlds, the action filmmaker cut his teeth on a smaller scale with his 1995 breakout film Bad Boys. And you know what? It still holds up. Will Smith and Martin Lawrence star as two cocky, smart-mouthed Miami detectives investigating $100 million of seized mafia money who end up protecting a witness to a high profile murder. Bad Boys is flashy, sun-drenched, propulsive, and in somewhat poor taste—so, a Michael Bay movie. But boy is it a lot of fun.

Part 4: How to Rip and Convert Nexflix DVD/Blu-ray to Digital Format?

We know that a lot of Netflix movies and TV shows have been released in DVD/Blu-ray discs. What if you want to watch Netflix movie DVD/Blu-ray discs on your smartphones or iPad? You could try to rip and convert Netflix DVD/Blu-ray movies to digital files like MP4, AVI, MKV, MOV, etc. for unlimited playback. Leawo Blu-ray Ripper will do you this favor.

Leawo Blu-ray Ripper is a professional Blu-ray ripping tool that could decrypt, rip and convert Blu-ray/DVD movies from disc, folder and ISO image file to videos in 180+ formats for various devices. It could rip and convert Blu-ray movies to MP4, MKV, MOV, WMV, AVI, etc., regardless of disc protection and region restriction. For better Blu-ray converting experience, You could also choose preferred subtitles, audio tracks and angle (only for multi-angle Blu-ray/DVD) to keep in output file, like Blu-ray to lossless MKV, edit Blu-ray movies like trimming Blu-ray video length, adding image or text watermark, applying 3D effect, etc., set output video and audio parameters, etc.

Download and install Leawo Blu-ray Ripper on your computer first (it’s a module built in Leawo Prof. Media). The below guide shows how to rip and convert Netflix movie DVD/Blu-ray to digital files for unlimited playback with Leawo Blu-ray Ripper.

   

Step 1: Add source Blu-ray

Launch Leawo Prof. Media and then open the “Convert” module to enter the “Convert” module. Then, click “Add Blu-ray/DVD” button to choose to load content from CD-ROM, folder and iso file. To rip Netflix DVD/Blu-ray disc, insert source Blu-ray disc into the Blu-ray drive and choose “Add from CD-ROM” option to browse and add Blu-ray disc from the recorder drive.

Note: Leawo Blu-ray Ripper offers 3 different modes. Under Full Movie mode, you could load all content in source Blu-ray for converting, while Main Movie mode by default chooses the longest title (generally the main movie) but enables you to select any one title for loading and converting. In Custom Mode, select multiple titles for loading and converting. Choose the one according to your needs.

Step 2: Set output format

Click the drop-down box right before the big green “Convert” button on the sub-menu bar, and choose “Change” option to set output format. You could choose output format from the either “Format” or “Device” groups according to your needs. MP4 Video is recommended since it’s the most popular format.

Step 3: Adjust parameters

After setting output format, open the drop-down button right before the big green “Convert” again and then choose “Edit” option to enter the “Profile Settings” panel, which lets you adjust video and audio parameters of output format, including: video codec, quality, bit rate, frame rate, aspect ratio, channel, audio codec, resolution, etc.

Step 4: Set output directory

Afterwards, click the big green “Convert” button on the sub-menu bar and then set output directory in the “Save to” box on the popup sidebar.

Step 5: Convert Netflix DVD/Blu-ray to digital file

After that, click the bottom “Convert” button to start ripping and converting Netflix DVD/Blu-ray movie to digital files.

After converting completes, you could then freely import the converted Netflix DVD/Blu-ray files (now in digital video files) to your devices or players for unlimited playback.