Speaking about the new feature, the BBC R&D’s Dr Libby Miller said: “We wanted to see if technology could bring people together to watch and listen to BBC shows remotely as a shared experience.”
Dr Miller added: “We’ll be monitoring how well it works and thinking about how we could change it in the future, but we’re looking forward to seeing and hearing about the creative ways that people use it and getting their feedback on Taster”.
However, while BBC Together will let people that are far apart enjoy the same programme in sync, there is one big difference to Netflix Party.
And that is the BBC Tool doesn’t have a group chat feature, so if you want to talk about a big plot twist or shock moment you’ll have to find another way to do so. If you’re wondering how to use BBC Together then here’s how you can do so: “If you’re stuck in a different place from your friends or family, BBC Together is a way you can still watch or listen to BBC programmes with them at exactly the same time.