Teacher here. I want to create a room to simulcast videos and have chats in real time. For this, Watch2Gether is great. I also appreciate the low price that allows me to not have ads, which allows me to use it with students.
Except, each time I create a room there are a dozen videos already in there and they start up immediately. For a free account, fine. But I’m not a Plus member and I just want a clean room. It’s not like these are ads (perhaps you get kickbacks, which I understand). I’m concerned about control, because if students see the wrong thing it comes back on me–and at best I’m told I can’t use the platform anymore.
At least allow them to not automatically start, or create a more responsive pause.