Disney+ has now started rolling out a new “GroupWatch” feature to devices, starting with selected users in Canada. This new feature will allow seven friends to stream a movie or episode together, with everyone getting the ability to use the controls such as pressing pause.
The new group feature icon will appear next to the “Watch List” icon and this will generate a link, which users will need to copy and send to friends and family for them to join. If the recipient doesn’t have a Disney+ subscription, they will be prompted to sign up.
There are some limitations such as if a show or movie isn’t available in their region, they wouldn’t be allowed to join in. Children’s profiles aren’t able to initiate GroupWatch and can also be protected with a pin code. Other interactive content within the GroupWatch is emojis which will appear on screens.
Disney’s other streaming platform, Hulu also recently started a trial of its own Watch Party feature.
Disney+ users will be required to update their app on their selected device to get the new feature and it is still only rolling out in selected countries such as Canada, so if you haven’t got the GroupWatch feature, it hopefully won’t be too long until Disney make this new feature available to everyone.
Roger has been a Disney fan since he was a kid and this interest has grown over the years. He has visited Disney Parks around the globe and has a vast collection of Disney movies and collectibles. He is the owner of What's On Disney Plus & DisKingdom.