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Rave – Watch Together

By Christy Matte, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 17+

Cool idea with frustrating interface and privacy concerns.

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age 13+

Based on 1 parent review

age 13+

Great app for watching videos online together

I've been using this app since the start of this year. It's fantastic for watching movies and videos with friends and family, or even finding like minded people watching similar movies or music that you don't know. Youtube, Netflix, and now Amazon Prime are just a few of the great things you can watch together using Rave. I used this app when a family member was overseas, and now during quarantine with my friends. It's a great way to spend time with them watching together even when we aren't in the same country. The use of Voip and text also makes the experience even better. You can talk while watching, or text. Keeps the fun of sharing what you think about what you're watching. Highly recommend

Privacy Rating Warning

  • Unclear whether personal information is sold or rented to third parties.
  • Personal information is shared for third-party marketing.
  • Personalised advertising is displayed.
  • Data are collected by third-parties for their own purposes.
  • User's information is used to track and target advertisements on other third-party websites or services.
  • Unclear whether this product creates and uses data profiles for personalised advertisements.

Is It Any Good?

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With privacy concerns as well as a clunky interface, it's hard to recommend this video co-watching solution. Rave - Watch Together is designed to meet a definite need. People want to be able to connect and share experiences with those who can't be in the same room. The flaw is that it tries to be too many things to too many people. While some users may love the social aspect of it and the ability to connect with new people, others may prefer a more anonymous experience or want to connect only with specific friends and family. Forcing people to log in with a real account and possibly use their real name, image, and location is a turnoff for the latter group. Likewise, the app's habit of making all Raves public by default is a major annoyance, especially since the experience isn't easy to navigate. In addition, there's no way to filter and/or exclude the list of public Raves on the main screen. The search option for friends within the app is also glitchy and cumbersome. If there's a glimmer of hope, it's that streaming video went flawlessly during testing and was perfectly synched across multiple devices on different platforms. It's unfortunate that this basic feature, which should be the primary feature, is lost in all of the bells and whistles. Rave - Watch Together is free, so it's easy enough to test for yourself, but the lack of privacy and the challenging navigation make this a poor choice for kids.

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