Looking for an online collaborative video playlist tool
April 27, 2020 5:46 AM   Subscribe

I’m looking for an online collaborative video playlist tool or app.

I would like to have an online hangout with friends where people take turns adding songs to a playlist one by one, on the fly. A shared Spotify playlist won’t be suitable because there’s no video (i.e. YouTube) capability. I experimented with a shared YT playlist, but the songs wouldn’t play in sequence; maybe they do when the playlist already has multiple songs lined up, but in the heat of the moment when a video would end it would go to the next one suggested by YT rather than the next one in the playlist.

great.dj is more or less exactly what I have in mind, but seems to be a bit unreliable; both times I’ve used it it worked fine for a while and then the search function and/or users’ ability to add songs, see videos playing, etc. went haywire. I’m even open to a paid service, as long as it fits these criteria:

1. Multiple users being able to add songs on the fly
2. Some sort of chat function
3. The ability to play videos from YouTube/Vimeo/etc. instead of just audio
posted by The Card Cheat to Computers & Internet (3 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
Some friends and I have used Watch2gether with a bunch of music videos to have remote dance parties. It says it has integrated chat functionality but I don’t know how it is because we used google hangouts at the same time and were mostly dancing and watching each other dance (and waving to each other etc).
posted by aubilenon at 7:09 AM on April 27, 2020 [1 favorite]

I used Watch2Gether for a Zoom karaoke party. Its interface is terrible and it has to be reloaded occasionally, but it’s all I could find.
posted by matildaben at 8:36 AM on April 27, 2020 [1 favorite]

Response by poster: Thanks, I'll give W2G a try and see if it's less buggy than great.dj.
posted by The Card Cheat at 12:10 PM on April 28, 2020

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