Parents' Guide to


By Erin Brereton, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 16+

Easy-to-use social video site offers access to iffy content.

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Users can easily connect with friends to watch things together on this video site, but they can also easily access questionable content. Watch2gether doesn't require users to register to use the site. Instead, they just need to email a link to the room they've created to other people to get started. Instead of just observing, invited guests can contribute by finding videos to watch and play as well. Participants can also chat about what they're viewing on the same screen and may be able to video chat, although that feature can be a bit difficult to figure out for all users.

Users will also see viewing suggestions, and it's easy to find videos to play on the site. They're often shorter clips from sources like Vimeo and YouTube. If users want to watch something that isn't available from any of the platforms listed on the site, a feature that syncs unsupported external sources using a browser extension may allow them to, for example, access items using their Netflix account. The biggest problem with the site is that parents may be concerned about the content kids can come across on Watch2Gether. Some of the video sources feature items with adult themes. There's no moderation on chat comments or on video content, so it's entirely possible for the users of a room to fill the clip playlist with mature content filled with violence, sexual content, language, substance use, or other shocking material. Viewing the site with your child -- or at least checking which items are listed on your child's playlist -- could help ensure kids and their friends have a safe viewing experience.

Website Details

  • Genre: Video Sites
  • Pricing structure: Free ($3.49 a month for a premium Watch2Gether PLUS membership; a free one-month trial is available.)
  • Last updated: April 22, 2020

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