The service I’ll be taking a look at today is pretty sweet and interesting. Personally, when I sit down to binge-watch whatever my latest addiction is I prefer to do it alone. You get the benefit of watching whatever you want in uninterrupted peace. However, when I am feeling a bit more social I can use Rabbit to watch TV shows and movies with other people. You can watch with your friends or join a live room if you’re looking for company. Users will host shows and movies at certain times so you can usually find something that will fit your schedule.
Basically, Rabbit is a group chat platform that supports voice and video. This may sound similar to other chat services, but Rabbit allows you to launch a window so you and your other guests can watch Netflix, YouTube, or even Twitch together. Pretty much anything that you could play in your browser can be shared with others. In a way it’s like screen sharing through Skype, but totally browser-based. There’s no need to install any software. Just sign up for an account and you’re good to go.
Rabbit currently only supports Chrome , Firefox, and Opera browsers (Safari or Microsoft Edge will not work). They also have an app for iOS, however only versions 9 and 10 are supported as some of the older iOS devices are not powerful enough to support the application. If you’re an Android user you will have to go the website in the Chrome browser (must be versions 51, 52, 53, 55or 56) and request the desktop site. Unfortunately, there hasn’t been an app developed for the Android operating system. All of the information you may need to use Rabbit is easily accessible on their website. Overall, I feel like it’s a pretty neat and innovative program, especially with it being browser based. This allows you to connect with your friends much easier, so you can all binge out together.
Would you find Rabbit useful for binge-watching with friends?
– Taylor Evans