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Play videogames and watch TV and movies together no matter where you are

Play videogames and watch TV and movies together no matter where you are
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Family time used to mean gathering around the TV set in your living room. You'd watch sports, a DVD or VHS tape that you rented for the weekend, a TV show the whole family enjoyed, or maybe even play videogames that you all liked.

These days, your kids are more likely watching streaming TV shows or movies on their smartphones or tablets. Maybe you are, too. Your living room is sitting dark and empty while everyone is off watching their own shows and movies in their bedrooms, or maybe even thousands of miles away.

But, even if your family is scattered around the house and globe, you can still watch TV and movies together, and play videogames together. You can do that in a virtual room, where your devices are synchronized to play content at the same time.

With Syncplay, your devices are in sync, so you can watch TV shows and movies together, and comment on them in real time, at the same time. It's just like gathering around the TV set in your living room, only you're all in a virtual room.

You create your own Syncplay room. Once created, you invite your family and your friends to watch content and play video games with you in that room.

You'll each watch the same content at the same time. If you pause a movie, for instance, your daughter stationed in Afghanistan will see the movie pause, too. If you're laughing at a funny scene in a movie, your son in his college dorm will laugh at that scene with you.

Note: Setting up Syncplay requires a little more know-how than your everyday computer program. Carefully follow the download and configuration instructions on the next page.

Next page: Download and configure Syncplay
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