Kast is a great place to host watch parties with friends. You can create your own party, invite friends and share your screen or webcam all from the comfort of your web browser. From iOS or Android, you can explore and join parties, watch streams, share your camera, play videos from Kast TV and chat.
For an in-depth guide on how to host a watch party on mobile, check out this article.
1. Start or join a party
Our browser app is designed for the best experience while using Kast for any type of watch party experience. No download necessary, just log in at https://w.kast.gg!
An easy way to start is to use the party that was created for you when you signed up. It is always on top of the front page, under "My Parties". Click the "Join Party" button. You can also create a brand new party by clicking on the bottom left on "New Party". For an in-depth guide on creating a new party check out this article.
2. Find something that you want to watch with your friends
Kast TV is the easiest way to share content with your friends. To read more about Kast TV, check out this article. If you are using Kast TV, feel free to skip the next two steps and jump directly to inviting your friends. You can access Kast TV from the tool bar at the bottom by clicking the button on the left (the colorful TV).
Kast TV icon on the left
You can also share your screen, in order to share for instance a video in your web browser, a game you are playing, or a video player. More on this in the next step.
3. Share your screen
To share your screen, click the "share your screen" button on the left, select if you want to share the entire screen, one application window or one individual browser tab, then press "stream". To have the best streaming quality, we recommend using the browser tab option when possible.
If you want to share both your screen and webcam, check this article for more information.
4. Enable sound
Making sure audio works properly depends on what you want to share.
If you are sharing an individual browser tab, make sure the "share audio" box is checked. See image above
Likewise, if you are sharing an individual application on a Windows machine, make sure the "share audio" box is checked. Sharing application audio on Mac is unfortunately not available at the moment unless you are using a Chrome browser.
If you want to share your microphone and talk with your friends, rather than having the sound on from whatever media it is you are sharing, click the microphone icon and the small arrow next to it that lets you select your sound source. Select your microphone to share your sound with your friends.
You can also do this by opening up the settings (gear icon in the top right corner of the video screen when you hover over it with your mouse), and then selecting your input & output (see image below).
Be also sure to have your microphone control unmuted.
5. Invite your friends
If your friends are not yet on Kast, you can share the invite link and drop it in social media or just send it directly to your friends. You can get the invite link by clicking the "Invite people" button on the right side. This will pop up with a window where you can copy the party link or even invite people in Kast.
Once your friends are joining the party you will see a notification under notifications.
That's it, have a great watch party!
If you are streaming an application Window and are having issues with black screen, you may want to disable hardware graphics acceleration on Chrome.