Recently, Disney Plus launched the watch party trend. The streaming service is going to launch Groupwatch in the United States. The latest feature enables the subscribers of Disney Plus to invite up to six of their friends or family members to simultaneously watch a TV show or more together from any place at any time.
Know more about the new feature of Disney+, “GroupWatch”
The feature isn’t alike the watch party system, Groupwatch of Disney Plus does not include any text chat system as to not distract the viewers from the main content. Groupwatch lets the contestants share reactions using six distinctive emojis : like, funny, sad, angry, scared and surprised via the app of Disney Plus.
Moreover, Groupwatch is developed to enhance the overall usage of the streaming service. The new feature can potentially attract new subscribers as all the contestants need to have Disney Plus subscription for enabling the service. Groupwatch was lined up on the road map of Disney Plus prior to the outbreak of COVID-19 but post pandemic users demanded more for such feature. During pandemic movies and TV shows is the only way to socialise with friends and family, viewers love them watching together.
In the year, 2020 due to the coronavirus crisis other streaming services like Hulu, Amazon, Twitch and Yahoo sports have also added alike watch party feature for the users.
Group watch can be accessed on web, mobile app, Smart TV, connected TV. The streaming service allows seven profiles each account and per account limit is set up to four synchronised stream. The subscribers of the service can start with Groupwatch invitation through the icon on the details page of series/ movies. Later, the users get a invite link and they can selectively add up to six people. Each of the contestants can pause, rewind or fast forward the video for the entire group. Disney Plus is soon going to launch the Groupwatch version to Europe by the end of this year.