Google launches new app to let you watch YouTube videos with your friends

Google launches a new app to offer a co-watching experience. Photograph:( Others )

WION New Delhi, Delhi, India Mar 14, 2017, 07.47 AM (IST)

Aiming to improve video-watching experience, Google has introduced a new app - Uptime - which lets users watch videos with friends and family.

Initially released for iOS, the app is available to download for free. Currently, Uptime is an invite-only app.


“Uptime is a place to share and watch videos together with friends. Easily share your favourite YouTube video and bring friends together to watch, chat, and have fun,” describes the company.

Users can make comments or react with emoji while viewing a video on Uptime, and those reactions will be displayed to other users watching the video.

The app, currently doesn’t let users record video or stream live. It only lets users share YouTube videos. It is believed that the the app is more compatible with videos shot in portrait.

Uptime is a brainchild of Area 120, Google’s internal incubator.