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.
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.
Step 3: Launch Zoom and Start the Meeting
Open the Zoom app, and start the meeting, making sure to invite all your friends.
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.
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.
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: