The BBC is trialling a new feature that will allow friends to watch content together on the iPlayer in perfect sync.
Watch with Friends will accompany The Glastonbury Experience 2021 in iPlayer’s Glastonbury collection.
Viewers using the web version of BBC iPlayer will find a button saying ‘Watch with friends’ under any programme from The Glastonbury Experience 2021 in iPlayer’s Glastonbury collection. Viewers can choose to click the ‘Watch with friends’ button and generate a link to share the moment with friends and play, pause, and rewind in sync with each other.
Fans can get together to watch any of over 50 full sets from the BBC archives that are streaming on BBC iPlayer, which includes classics like Radiohead in 1997 and Pulp in 1995, or more recent performances like Kylie Minogue’s legends set or Stormzy’s 2017 Other Stage set.
Dan Taylor-Watts, director of product and systems on BBC iPlayer and BBC Sounds says: “As there’s no Glastonbury on again this year, our ‘watch with friends’ feature will still enable music fans who want to get together virtually to enjoy amazing classic sets from years gone by, and the brilliant new Live at Worthy Farm performances.”
The Glastonbury Experience 2021 is available from Friday 25 to Sunday 27 June.