Disney Plus is rolling out a GroupWatch feature, so you can watch shows at the same time as your friends, wherever you are.
Yesterday, the streaming platform launched GroupWatch. An all-new feature that will allow subscribers to watch all shows and movies on the streaming service simultaneously with friends and family from afar, within the US. Up to seven people can sync their screens to watch together across the web, mobile, connected TVs, and share emoji reactions in real-time.
Essentially, Disney+’s GroupWatch is the platform’s answer Netflix Party and Amazon Prime Video Watch Party, which gained popularity during coronavirus quarantines. However, unlike Netflix and Amazon Prime, GroupWatch works across any device, with no extension or app necessary. The one thing it lacks, that Amazon Prime and Netflix do have is a group chat feature. Rather, viewers can send emoji reactions to the group screen from the Disney Plus app.
Jerrell B. Jimerson, senior vice president of product management for Disney Plus told cnet, “In this time when it’s hard to hang out with friends irrespective of what your age is, it’s a great way to connect and reconnect with friends and family.”
GroupWatch on Disney+ rolls out today.