Posted on Wednesday, September 16th, 2015 by Will Hagle
Gaze lets you watch videos with loved ones, no matter where they are.
Advances in both travel and technology have made it much easier to maintain relationships across long distances. Families can move to different cities or countries and still remain in near-constant communication. There are still some experiences — like watching a movie together — that the Internet can’t replicate. Gaze, at least, is trying. The site lets you conduct a video call with another person so that you can see each other and talk to each other as if you’re hanging out together. It differs from Skype or FaceTime in that you can both stream or watch the same video file while video chatting.
It’s easiest to use Gaze while watching YouTube videos. While you may be used to watching short clips on your own while using YouTube, there are actually tons of longform videos and even full-movies available to stream. The service also lets you watch your own video files, so anything you have on your hard drive can be viewed with your loved one via Gaze. You and your long-distance partner see everything at the same time, every pause or fast-forward. You can chat via text or talk over the video call. The site offers a great way for people to stay in touch while sharing an experience together online. Gaze is as close as it gets to the real thing.