Watch YouTube Videos with Facebook and GTalk Friends: myCircle TV

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myCircle TV is a free web service you can use to invite your friends on social networks to watch YouTube videos with you. The program sends invites to all your buddies on Google Talk and Facebook which informs them of the available video and lets all of you watch the video simultaneously. You literally play, pause, scroll through the video and even move from one video to another in sync. You can share experiences and comments via chat.

Features of mycircle TV

  • Send invitations through popular social networks like Facebook.
  • View other video related to the one you are watching.
  • Search for YouTube videos on myCircle TV.
  • Play, pause, scroll video and even change videos together.
  • Notifications appear like normal notifications on Google Talk or on Facebook notifications.
  • Chat window for user to share experiences and comment on the videos.

How to watch YouTube Videos together with your FB friends

There are two ways of launching myCircle TV, from the programs site or using the Firefox add on. To launch myCircle TV from its site, open homepage and click Go to the app. This immediately takes you to the application where you are prompted to enter a video URL. You can install myCircle TV add-on on Mozilla Firefox.

To access myCircle TV from YouTube, you need to have installed the Firefox add on. You can launch myCircle TV from the video window on YouTube by clicking the multi-coloured myCircle TV icon. This takes you to the synchronised video viewing window. Before you can send invites, you must be logged in either on Facebook or on Google Talk by clicking Connect to myCircle TV. Once you are logged in a popup confirms that you are successfully connected to myCircle TV. To login using a different account, click Change Circle. The program list friends who are online and you can refresh the list by clicking Update your friends list. If you are a doubting Thomas, you can try sending your self an invite on your phone and experience myCircle TV first hand by clicking Invite yourself on your Smartphone. Scan the QR code provided to receive the invite.

You can also check out how to share YouTube video URL to start the video at a specific time.

myCircle TV

Once you and your friends are online you can start the video just like you do when you are watching alone. The chat window lists friends available for chat but is disabled when no friends are online. You can view related video on the third tab and play any of them by simply clicking on it. The third tab is the History tab which lists all videos you have previously viewed. The search tab allows you to enter the name of a video to search for. You can view or hide the brief description of the video by clicking show/hide description.

myCircle TV

Pros

  • Fast and simple to use.
  • Simultaneous navigation through the video.
  • Chat is a great way to share experiences.

Cons

  • Extension only available on Firefox.

Conclusion

myCircle TV is surely a unique and amazing way for you and your friends to share YouTube videos and experiences simultaneously.

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