W2gSync is a Watch2Gether feature that allows you to sync videos from any website.
W2gSync is currently in Beta status. Not all websites work correctly and you might encounter unexpected behaviour. Please post any issues here in the community and help making the feature better. - Thank you!
- Select a website that contains a video, paste the link into the search bar on Watch2Gether and click on the search button.
The website will be show as an item in the search results. For most websites the title of the website is fetched and displayed.
From here you can play, suggest or add the item to a playlist just like with any other Watch2Gether item. When you decide to “play” the website, the following screen appears in the player.
- Click on “Open”. The website opens in a seperate window and the video on the site plays in-sync with all other users in your room.
- A small toolbar at the top of the page informs you about the sync status and if Watch2Gether was able to find a video on the site. Please note that the status is not always 100% correct. Sync playback might work although the tool bar is red and shows a warning message.
Requirements & Restrictions
To use W2gSync all users of a room need to install the Watch2Gether browser extension. The extension is available for Chrome and Firefox. Support for other browsers and mobile devices might be added later.
The synced websites need to implement their video player with HTML5 video. Flash is not supported.
When the website you share requires a login, every user in the room need their own individual login for the site.
Although using HTML5 video some sites might not work correctly with W2gSync. Please report and we have a look.