Uptime, Google's experimental YouTube party app, is available without an invitation

Instead of viewing YouTube videos on your own, then sharing those you like with friends via links in chats or to social networks, Uptime lets you watch videos with friends directly in its app. Friends can either co-watch with you in real-time, or they can join later to see others’ reactions to the videos played back as they watch, giving Uptime a lively and interactive feel even when you’re watching alone.

The app is from Google's Area120 which lets Google employees try new ideas.

In addition to video co-watching, it's got emoji reactions, Facebook friend finding, and video discovery options.

Uptime's announcement

Get the iOS app (no Android app 🙁)

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