One of my friend invited me to watch a TV show together.

A: "I'm going to watch endless Friends marathons this weekend. Would you join me?"

I: "on which platform?"

A: "Netflix"

Should I have said "with which platform"?

Are there any other expressions more natural could be used here?

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A "platform" is literally something one stands on. In this context, we still use "on" to describe the content on a streaming platform. But even leaving this very recent terminology aside, idiomatically, we have always said that we watch things "on television", not "with" television.

If you are looking for something more natural, I would say that the word "platform" is not used that much in casual contexts. Though widely understood, it is still really technical terminology.

I think the most natural responses would probably be "what shall we watch it on?", or simply "what on?". You could also ask "on Netflix?" which would elicit either a confirmation or a different answer.

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    Or just "what on?"
    – Peter
    Commented Jul 21, 2020 at 12:54

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