The folks over at Tumblr have launched a new standalone app called Cabana which will enable you to watch online videos with your friends. You basically video chat with your friends or family members and then watch YouTube videos together. This isn’t something that hasn’t been done before. Google already made this possible with YouTube party mode for Hangouts and with Uptime.
It’s evident that this app is meant for a certain age group, Tumblr’s own prototype proved to be a hit among teens that were aged 13 to 18, and they’re likely the target demographic for Cabana.
Six users can chat at once in Cabana and all users will have the ability to pause and change the video that the entire group is watching. The app features YouTube integration so it lets users tap into the world’s largest online video sharing website for endless hours of entertainment.
Cabana lets users invite their friends from Tumblr or anyone in their contacts list. However, there is one caveat. Users from outside the United States can’t be invited. Since Cabana is only available for iOS right now, users in the United States who are on Android won’t be able to get in on the action as well.
Tumblr hasn’t said if and when it’s going to release Cabana for other markets but it does confirm that the Android version is going to be available next month.