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Does anybody uses Rabbit ?
Posted 11/5/15 , edited 11/5/15

There’s nothing quite like snuggling up with a friend — or friends — and streaming a movie on Netflix.

But what if those Netflix buddies are spread out around the world? How, then, can you enjoy a film together, cracking wise and taking in each other’s reactions?

A new service called Rabbit aims to bridge that geographical gap for Netflix watchers everywhere. The website — memorably located at www.rabb.it — lets you stream videos from Netflix, Hulu, YouTube, and elsewhere on a single page, which pairs with a video chat service that lets up to 10 people watch the stream at once.

The heads of the people in the video chat float below the shared screen. A group text chat can pop out from the right side of the website, if you don’t want to interrupt the audio.



We’ve been testing Rabbit for the past two weeks at Yahoo Tech, using it for editorial meetings and general frivolity. I found that it’s easy to pop on any video you’d like and share it with teammates or friends. I also like that you can visit any webpage you want by typing the URL into what Rabbit calls the “Sharepad” — that row of streaming services you see just above the bubbleheads.

Though Rabbit lists Netflix, Hulu, YouTube, MLB.TV, Google Drive, and BuzzFeed, you can co-visit any site with a Web address using Rabbit. That made it easy for my team, for example, to look at an article, and chat about what we liked and didn’t like.

Rabbit is based entirely in the browser, so you don’t need to download a separate app to use it. Once you visit a Rabbit room, your webcam immediately starts up and inserts you into the chat — no registration, usernames, or passwords required.

Navigation within the streaming site, especially if you want to scroll down a page or highlight text, can be a little clumsy; you are basically using a virtual mouse on a virtual version of Google’s Chrome browser, and the cursor can be finicky. But once you get the video going, or the page loaded, the service does its job, playing the video without interruption for all parties.

If you are using Rabbit exclusively to video chat — an alternative to Google Hangouts or Skype, or any number of video conferencing services — there are drawbacks. There is a 10-person maximum per chat room, with no option to increase the number of participants. There is no way for the host of the chat to select whose face appears largest when he is talking; the service chooses the speaker, and sometimes it chooses incorrectly, so you are left staring at someone’s blank face while another person is talking. Those who have used Google Hangouts will find themselves longing for that service’s array of party hats and mustaches. More pressingly, right now Rabbit supports only the Google Chrome and Opera browsers; that means more than half of all Internet users would have to open up a different browser than the one they normally surf on.
But Rabbit certainly has advantages over more familiar video chat services. No one needs to make an account to start or join a chat, for example: You just open a room and then send a link to whomever you want to invite. (You can also register and create your own private, permanent room, password-protected or not.) The screen-sharing feature can be incredibly fun and is easy to use. And the design of Rabbit is super clean and appealing — and much more modern than Google+, Vidyo, or Skype.
Rabbit says it is working on adding support for more browsers and platforms, and that additional features are in the works. I’ll certainly be watching to see how the service improves and builds on its current bare-bones state. With its easy screen sharing and attractive design, the foundation for Rabbit is solid enough to support much more.

Indeed, for friends, colleagues, or Netflix streaming buddies who want to watch and talk about almost anything on the Internet together, Rabbit is definitely a big bunny hop in the right direction.
https://www.yahoo.com/tech/rabbit-lets-you-watch-netflix-and-youtube-with-friends-95284983869.html
https://rabb.it/


So does anybody uses it ? Is it good ? Should any us do a group thing for anime/manga ?
Edit I just check and has Crunchyroll on the site.
Second edit. I use it and it look good. No lag. 3 Edit YouTube is super slow. Maybe is me or the site ? Can somebody tell me if YouTube doesn't work well for you too ? Because is crap with me. 4 Edit It does work for me now.
Posted 11/5/15
There's not a single thing on the internet I wouldn't watch with you, and all that implies

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PeripheralVisionary wrote:

There's not a single thing on the internet I wouldn't watch with you, and all that implies

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Hentai ?
Posted 11/5/15

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PeripheralVisionary wrote:

There's not a single thing on the internet I wouldn't watch with you, and all that implies

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Hentai ?


What type?
Posted 11/5/15

PeripheralVisionary wrote:


KarenAraragi wrote:


PeripheralVisionary wrote:

There's not a single thing on the internet I wouldn't watch with you, and all that implies

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Hentai ?


What type?


Ahh everything. I treat everything has fiction and such. So I enjoy all kinds. Even if make people call me sick.
Posted 11/5/15 , edited 11/6/15

KarenAraragi wrote:

Ahh everything. I treat everything has fiction and such. So I enjoy all kinds. Even if make people call me sick.


I like you. Weird how if you or I were a girl this would be considered flirting....I don't consider this an unnecessary challenge to my heterosexuality.
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KarenAraragi wrote:

Ahh everything. I treat everything has fiction and such. So I enjoy all kinds. Even if make people call me sick.


oh hey guys we talking loli, incest, and tentacle, cuz I'm down. I know one that includes all three.
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Hahaha. I know,for now
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i thought this was going to be about the back rabbit.....PHEW!
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We really need to keep it friendly. I don't need One punch Kami sama banning me.
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We really need to keep it friendly. I don't need One punch Kami sama banning me.


Oh right sorry

Gotta watch out for her.
Posted 11/5/15
Okay, I signed up for an account. Name's PeripheralVisionary.

So....what do you guys want to watch?
Posted 11/5/15

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Okay, I signed up for an account. Name's PeripheralVisionary.

So....what do you guys want to watch?


Why don't we watch a trailer ? Note that my English has accent. Since I peak English and Spanish. So I may sound weird. Also my internet connection can be a bitch sometimes But now is fine.
Posted 11/5/15

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Okay, I signed up for an account. Name's PeripheralVisionary.

So....what do you guys want to watch?


Do we use text or audio ? Some of us have bad location for doing this. Like dogs who keep barking
Posted 11/5/15

KarenAraragi wrote:


PeripheralVisionary wrote:

Okay, I signed up for an account. Name's PeripheralVisionary.

So....what do you guys want to watch?


Do we use text or audio ? Some of us have bad location for doing this. Like dogs who keep barking


I prefer text. My voice is quite strange, and not in a good way. P.S. If my sisters knew I was talking to strange men online...
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