How Does the Theater Work?

With the Private Theaters, you can watch your favorite movies and tv shows with your loved ones, no matter the distance. We’ve compiled a list of a few commonly asked questions below. If you have a question about theaters that is not mentioned below, send us an email at!

Where did my group go?

In the home screen of your Scener sidebar, you’ll see all of your recent Theaters. Click “Join” to jump back in. Can’t find it? You can always create a new Private Theater, and share your new Theater Code with friends whom you want to watch with. Once you’re done with a Theater, recent ones will appear in the sidebar.

How many people can I have in a Theater?

Theaters can have up to 20 users concurrently watching. When you jump from a couple of viewers to have more friends join, the sidebar may reload and ask you to enable your camera again. This is normal – we’re automatically upgrading your experience to ensure it works reliably.

Who controls the Theater?

The person who creates the Theater gets a remote and can control the content being played. Having the remote allows them to set and pause the content in the Scene. However, they can pass the remote around and let others take control of the Theater.

Can I pause the movie for everyone?

In order to provide the smoothest, most harmonious sync experience, only the person holding the remote can control pause/play functions. The Theater leader can pass the remote to whomever they want, by clicking on the remote icon, and clicking on a friend’s name.

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