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How to Watch a Movie on Zoom in 5 Easy Steps

One of the reasons that Zoom remains such a popular app on Windows, Mac as well as mobile devices is that it allows so many additional features that make hosting meetings and get-togethers effortless and fun. You can easily change your background, add filters, and play games. In this short guide, we’ll show you how you can watch movies on Zoom. 

How to Watch a Movie on Zoom

This feature is convenient and allows you to keep watching movies with friends and family even if you are separated by distance or the recent pandemic.

Step 1: Decide Which Movie You Want to Watch Before the Zoom Meeting

This will probably be the most challenging step. It’s best to do this before the meeting to avoid wasting valuable movie night time. 

How to Watch a Movie on Zoom in 5 Easy Steps

Step 2: Line up the Movie 

Line up the video before starting the meeting. If you’ll be watching on Netflix or another streaming app, open the app so long and go to the movie you want to stream. You will need an active subscription to stream. If watching from a DVD or digital copy, open your media player and get the video ready. This will ensure that you don’t have to get all this ready once everyone is ready to start watching.

How to Watch a Movie on Zoom in 5 Easy Steps
How to Watch a Movie on Zoom in 5 Easy Steps

Step 3: Launch Zoom and Start the Meeting

Open the Zoom app, and start the meeting, making sure to invite all your friends.

How to Watch a Movie on Zoom in 5 Easy Steps

Step 4: Activate Screen Share

Once all the participants have joined the meeting and you are ready to start the movie, click on ‘Screen Share’ at the bottom of your screen. 

How to Watch a Movie on Zoom in 5 Easy Steps

Step 5: Start the Movie

Navigate to Netflix, your chosen streaming app, or your media player, where you have already set up the video and start playing the movie with friends and family. The free plan might lag a bit, to watch without lag consider upgrading your Zoom package.

How to Watch a Movie on Zoom in 5 Easy Steps

A New Age of Movie Nights

Watching movies on Zoom makes it possible for you to stay in contact with family and friends and continue doing activities you love together. If you are just starting, we have a helpful guide with tips and tricks to get you started:

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