The popularity of digital hangout platforms is currently on the rise as users search for the app that will best suit their needs and social expectations. Kosmi is a great, multi-functional example in this space. The platform revolves around a virtual room system. The features that are offered by Kosmi include in-room chat, support for webcam and microphone, and "the ability to run real-time applications such as games, emulators, and synced video." Perhaps, Kosmi's last feature is what allows the digital hangout tool to really stand out in the market.
One has a few options for co-watching--from playing local video files that are synced and streamed for everyone in the room to a special feature for enjoying YouTube videos together. In addition, Kosmi also allows public digital hangouts where users can meet and interact with one another. No installation is required.
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