Amazon has an amazing feature called Watch Party for its Prime users that lets them watch a movie or a TV show together with their friends or family remotely. The company is now expanding this feature to Samsung smart TVs and other streaming devices.
Amazon released the Prime Video’s Watch Party feature during the Covid 19 pandemic to let the users enjoy shows with others when they were far away from each other. For more fun, you can even chat with the people you’re sharing the screen with.
At the time of release, the feature was limited to desktop web browsers, Fire TV devices, and mobile apps. But now, Prime Video’s Watch Party feature is expanding to multiple smart TVs from various brands, Roku devices, and gaming consoles such as PlayStation and Xbox.
You can now take advantage of this feature with your friends and family members if you have a compatible Samsung or other smart TV.
How to use Amazon Prime Video Watch Party feature on Samsung smart TV?
- Click on the Watch Party icon in the options within videos.
- A sharable link will appear.
- You copy this link and send it to people you want to share the screen.
- As soon as anyone with a Prime Video subscription clicks on the link, they can start watching the video with you.
Make sure that everyone you want to share the screen with is signed up for Amazon Prime Video. It should also be noted that this feature does not work with live video feeds such as news and sports events.
Moving on, Amazon has only expanded this feature in the US and it is limited to 100 viewers. The video streaming service might release it for more users in the coming time.
Samsung’s Latest USB-C Plugin Update for Headphones Rolling Out
Samsung has pushed a new update for its USB-C app, which provides users with the latest codec of bundle earphones. The fresh update for the USB-C app brings the ability to update the latest codec of bundle earphones.
The Korean tech giant aims to improve the sound quality and performance of the earphones through this update. It also fixes some issues that users may have encountered with the app in the last version. However, there is no new feature or change noted.
Users can easily update the Samsung USB-C app on their smartphones by opening the Galaxy Store, tapping on the Menu option, and then clicking on Updates. If you have received the update, tap on the refresh icon next to the USB-C app to get the latest codec and enjoy the best sound quality from their earphones.
Fresh Samsung Calendar update available for One UI devices
October 2023 has started and Samsung is releasing a new update for its Calendar app, which brings some bug fixes and functional enhancements. The update is rolling out to One UI-based Galaxy devices with version number 188.8.131.52.
The new update for the Samsung Calendar app fixes some issues that users have reported, such as the app crashing, freezing, or not syncing properly. It also improves the performance and stability of the app.
The update is available through the Galaxy Store app with an installtion package size of 29.91MB, and users can check for it by going to Galaxy Store >> Menu option >> Update. Alternatively, users can also download the latest version of the Samsung Calendar app from the Google Play Store or third-party source link mentioned here.
Samsung Calendar app is one of the important apps that Samsung updates regularly to provide a better user experience and functionality. In addition to this, the company also updates its other apps, such as Samsung Internet, Samsung Messages, Samsung Gallery, and Samsung Keyboard, with new features and improvements.
Google Messages updates its share sheet with a new conversation picker
Google is testing a new way to share and forward texts and chats from Messages for Android that is a Conversation Picker feature. Instead of a pop-up window, you will see a full-screen page where you can choose who to send the message to.
Users can search for a contact or choose one from the list of recent conversations. In addition, they can view the last message in each conversation to help them make a decision as well as select multiple recipients and tap Next to proceed to the chat screen.
The new page also shows all your contacts below the recent conversations. However, it does not show their phone numbers, which might be confusing if users have multiple entries for the same person.
This new feature is not widely available yet, even in the beta version of Google Messages. It might be a server-side switch that Google is testing with a small group of users. It is not clear when it will be rolled out to everyone.