BBC Together: What to know about the British version of Netflix Party
The BBC recently launched an experimental tool to help you watch or listen to your favorite BBC content with others (yes, that even includes Doctor Who). This new tool, BBC Together, reminds us of the newly popular Netflix Party, a browser plugin to watch Netflix with others online.
Given how popular Netflix Party has grown in the last few months, it’s no surprise the BBC is launching BBC Together in the hope of bringing people together to watch their movies & TV shows.
What exactly is BBC Together?
BBC Together is hosted on a website with access to BBC iPlayer (movies & TV shows), BBC Sounds (music, radio stations, and podcasts), Bitesize (educational videos for all ages), BBC News, and BBC Sport. This tool is available to use for free on Taster (experimental tech).
BBC Together and other tools like it are particularly useful right now, letting you watch hundreds of movies & TV shows with your loved ones, even if you can’t physically be together due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
The process to join BBC Together is very easy and straightforward. Once you launch BBC Together, you can choose your content to watch or listen to. From there, you’ll be given a link to send to your friends. This link adds them directly to whatever you’re currently watching. You’ll be streaming together in no time!
What can you watch on BBC Together?
BBC Together has access to countless titles for you & your loved ones to stream together. There’s so much content, in fact, it might be overwhelming to start. Here are some of our favorites for you to stream.
Call the Midwife
Call the Midwife is a drama following the lives of a group of midwives working in the poverty-stricken East End of London during the 1950s. This amazing series has nine seasons for you & your friends to get hooked on.
Killing Eve topples the typical spy-action thriller as two fiercely intelligent women, equally obsessed with each other, go head to head in an epic game of cat & mouse.
Crime drama series Luther stars Idris Elba as Luther, a homicide detective whose brilliant mind can’t always save him from the dangerous violence of his passions. Luther has five seasons for you to sink your teeth into this quarantine.
Everyone knows Sherlock Holmes. In the BBC series, the nation’s favorite detective takes on the world – the only thing to expect is the unexpected. All four of well-known series’ seasons are available to stream with friends.
What We Do in the Shadows
What We Do in the Shadows follows three vampires who have been roommates for hundreds & hundreds of years in Staten Island. This hilarious dry-humor mockumentary’s first season available to stream; meanwhile, the second season is currently airing on FX.
In Bad Education, Alfie talks too much, doesn’t pay attention, and has a crush on Miss Gulliver. Must try harder – especially as he’s the teacher. All three seasons of Jack Whitehall’s beloved silly comedy are just waiting to be streamed.
Rupaul’s Drag Race
In Rupaul’s Drag Race, RuPaul has made the trip across the pond in search of a queen with the most charisma, uniqueness, nerve, and talent in all the land. The first season of this fabulous show is streaming now.
If you’re in the UK (or using a VPN), you have to check out BBC Together for a great time streaming with your loved ones whether you can visit them or not.