Netflix Party Troubleshooting And FAQ

System Requirements

Netflix Party is a browser extension that is available for the Google Chrome and Opera browsers. Netflix Party only runs on laptop and desktop computers.


NOT available for iOS, Android, Tablet, smart TVs, gaming consoles, and other devices.

All participants need to have access to Netflix to start or join a Netflix Party. It is possible to use a shared Netflix account to join a party, but the account needs to be on a standard or premium Netflix membership plan which allows multiple viewers to watch Netflix at the same time.


All participants also need install the Netflix Party Chrome extension.

Up to 50 friends can partcipate in the same Netflix Party.


Everyone needs to sign onto Netflix, and needs to install the Netflix Party Chrome Extension prior to starting or joining a party.

Netflix Party is available in every country Netflix is available in.
If you are creating a Netflix Party with participants from multiple countries, you should double-check that the show you want to watch together is available in all of your regional Netflix libraries. You can use this tool to see what shows are available in each country. As a general tip you should consider watching Netflix originals, which are available in all countries.

Netflix Party is 100% free.

Installation Guide

Click on the following link to install the Netflix Party Chrome Extension.


NOT available on: Firefox, Internet Explorer, and other web browsers. Only works on laptops and desktops.


NOT available on IOS, Andriods, IPhones, Tablets, TV's, gaming consoles, and other devices.

If you can see a gray or red "NP" button on the top right corner of your chrome browser, you have successfully installed Netflix Party.


Note: if you don't see the "NP" button, on Chrome click located on top right area of your browser to view the hidden browser extensions. If you can't find the "NP" button, try uninstalling and reinstalling the extension on Chrome.

To uninstall, type chrome://extensions into the url, find Netflix Party & click Remove


Reinstall Netflix Party from the Chrome Web Store


Try starting or joining a party again (by clicking the red NP icon) and you should be able to use Netflix Party.

Hosting a Netflix Party

Login into your Netflix Account and make sure you are on your main account profile. Select a show and make sure it is playing. Your url should look like “netflix.com/watch/videoID”. Then click on the red NP button to host your NP Netflix Party chat room.


You can share the party link you get with friends to invite them to your party.

You should not click on the NP button when it is gray, which indicates that the app is disabled & not available for use because the app cannot find a Netflix video on your webpage.


Make sure you are logged into Netflix on your main account profile, and you have a show currently on and playing. Your url should look like “netflix.com/watch/ ”. When the app detects a video on your webpage, it will turn red, and you can click on it to turn the Netflix video into a Netflix Party. If the icon still remains greyed out, re-install Netflix Partyand try again.

The number of people that can join a single party depends on the current load on Netflix Party servers. Hosting up to 50 friends in the same chat room is feasible.


Everyone that joins the party needs their own Netflix account, and needs toinstall the Netflix Party Chrome Extension.

Copy and share links by clicking on the chain icon . This icon is located on the top right area of your chat interface.

Joining a Netflix Party

Click on the shared link, which redirects you to a selected netflix show. Then click the red NP button located on the top right area on your chrome browser to automatically connect into the party chatroom.

Yes, you need your own unique Netflix account, to join a Netflix Party.

The number of people that can join a single party depends on the current load on Netflix Party servers. Hosting up to 50 friends in the same chat room is feasible.

Make sure you are logged into Netflix on your main account profile, and you have a show currently on and playing. If the icon still remains greyed out, re-install Netflix Party , and try again.

Chat Settings

Choose your user icon from the top right corner of the chatroom interface. The user icon is in a circular shape that automatically generates an initial icon for you.

Change your nickname by selecting the "User Icon". This'll prompt you to the setting interface where you may change and edit your nickname.

Copy and share links by clicking on the chain icon . This icon is located on the top right area of your chat interface.

Hide or show the chat room by clicking on the NP button again. The interface will now allow you to show or hide the chat room.

Apologies - this is a known bug and a problem on our end. We'll push an update over the weekend which should fix exactly this issue, so please bear with us. Consider starting a new party on the same video which will clear your chat sidebar, and inviting your friends again.

No, at this time, Netflix Party only supports text-based chat. To help fund features such as this, please join 1000+ others and donate to Netflix Party on Patreon .

Privacy & Security

Netflix Party is used by over 10,000,000 users. We use end to end encryption and we do not store your Netflix account details or password.

After everyone leaves your Netflix Party, we delete the contents of its chat history off of our servers.

Netflix Party is 100% free. We rely on donations - join 1000+ others and please donate to Netflix Party on Patreon .

Run into a bug, and still stuck?

We are constantly updating the app. Please re-install it to make sure you have the latest version which may have the bug fix. If the issue still persists, please email us at [email protected]