Kast is relatively a new feature added to the world of video streaming services and is a pretty great place to host watch parties while maintaining social distancing. The streaming hub works with all the leading video streaming services like Netflix, Amazon Prime, Hulu, etc. Scroll down to know more about Kast and how to use Kast with Netflix.
The best thing is if you are more of a gaming person, Kast lets you host video gaming parties with your homies. You can easily play FIFA league or WWE with up to 100 friends simultaneously. Though, with so many qualities, there are a few difficulties as well.
The streaming hub is a little tough to navigate at first, but you will learn everything quickly with a bit of practice and dedication. With so many options, you can get a bit confused about what to select and what now. But relax; we have created this easy how to use Kast with Netflix tutorial that you can follow to host a party in a few minutes.
Before starting, let’s get one thing clear – If you have a free account, the application will only allow you(party host) to share a webcam or your screen at a time. You can see your friend’s webcam, but your friends can only hear you while sharing the screen.
Step-by-Step Guide to Use Kast with Netflix
One last thing before you go to the tutorial when you share your screen, your viewers can see all the tabs open on your browser. So, be careful about that.
Features of Kast
Kast has been gaining a lot of attention, particularly from the youth, as they can finally start binge-watching their favorites with their gang. Although, now the big question is Whether this new application is worth the hype or not? So, let’s get started with all the features that we know about it.
- Compatible with all the popular video streaming platforms.
- You can host a watch party for video games and any other media as well.
- Up to 20 people can share their screens simultaneously.
- Join movie nights with up to 100 people at the same time.
- Chat with your friends easily in the chatbox.
- Every individual can manage both the audio and video quality.
- Split screens with your guests easily using the split-screen feature.
- Join and leave the party any time you want without disturbing others.
- Stream the content directly from your cloud account.
There are plenty of other features such as an ad-free watch party without interruptions, a picture-in-picture feature, HD streaming, and many more. But all of these come under the premium subscription package. There are two types of subscriptions the platform provides. One is the basic subscription that will cost you $9.99 per year. Another is the premium subscription that will cost you $4.99 per month.
How to Host a Watch party with Kast on Netflix?
Now that the streaming feature has gained your trust with its impressive features. The next thing to know is how to use Kast with Netflix. For that, we have created an easy step-by-step guide that will walk you through the process quickly.
Step 1: Download Kast on your Desktop, Laptop, or iPhone
The very first and obvious step to follow is to go to Kast and download the feature on your preferred device. Look out for the option that meets your device requirements and click on Get Kast Button.
If you are wondering why there is no Android device mentioned above, it is because the application is currently not available to Android. It is exclusive to Windows, iPhone, and Mac users only. However, you can use Google Chrome to operate the feature on your Android device.
Step 2: Create an Account
The next thing to do is create an account to enjoy the benefits of the Kast application. Now, you can sign in on the application using your Google account credentials, or you can create a new account on the application. The choice is entirely yours to make.
If you are making a new account, enter the username you want to use, set a password for your account and click on Sign Up. After this, you will receive a code in the email id that you have used, enter the code, and you are all set to host and attend the watch parties.
Step 3: Create a Room (Watch Party)
After creating an account, the next thing you will want to do is check out the features. The first feature that you can try out is creating a room. Now, there are two types of rooms that you can make – public and private. The steps for creating both the rooms are the same. So, let’s get started.
- Click on Create a room.
- Set a name for space and add a description.
- Add tags so that people will find you easily.
- Choose to make the room public or private.
- At last, click on create.
Step 4: Stream your Screen or Webcam
When you create a room, there are three streaming options that you can choose from. Let’s find out what each of these options provides us.
- Full Screen – With this option, you can let people see whatever you are watching on your screen.
- Application Window – This option will allow you to share only the application you have chosen to stream with the people at your watch party.
- Webcam – Pretty obvious, you will be using your webcam to interact with your friends and people who have joined the room for this option.
Besides this, you can invite your friends easily to the room by clicking on the Invite Friends button. If you have their username, enter that and send the invitation request. If you wish to chat with your friends, the chatbox is available on the right-hand side of the room.
Step 5: Join a Watch Party
To join a watch party on Netflix, you will receive a request to accept the invitation. Click on the request and enter the watch party when you are invited. You can also search for anything that you want to watch using the search box.
Now that you know how to use Kast with Netflix go ahead and try it out yourself. With our easy step-by-step guide, you will set up the application easily in a few minutes and bring your friends closer to you. In the comments section below, let us know how well you liked this Kast tutorial and maybe invite us to your watch party. Happy Streaming!!!
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