Remote watch parties have become the “In” thing amid the COVID-19 pandemic. With theatres and Cineplex’s shut, we all have been missing the co-watching action with friends and family. to make life more convenient, Entertainment giant Disney is currently testing GroupWatch feature for its online video streaming platform. Disney Plus which will allow its subscribers to create tiny private watch parties. If the feature is rolled out, it will allow up to six people to join the party.
Disney GroupWatch is currently being tested in Canada for select Disney Plus subscribers, and if all goes well, the company will soon be rolling out the Disney GroupWatch feature all across the globe. The latest Disney Plus GroupWatch feature enables subscribers to stream any film or television show on the platform and also allows users to host public and private rooms to meet new people, and to watch with your friends.
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What is New about GroupWatch by Disney Plus?
Screenshots of the latest Disney Plus feature first appeared on the Disney+ subreddit. Disney confirmed to The Verge that it is currently testing the GroupWatch feature which is only available to certain Canadian subscribers, however, currently there are several other third-party options through which people can host or join watch parties, but it’s good to see streaming platforms making it easier for folks to do so. The Disney+ offering is far more limited in scope than ones on other services. Also, Prime Video allows users to invite up to 100 of your nearest and dearest friends to join a watch party. Twitch streamers, on the other hand, can easily host a GroupWatch party of tens of thousands of people watching something with them in their chat.
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Earlier Amazon had also rolled out Twitch Watch Parties, which allows Twitch streamers to seamlessly host public viewing parties with all their subscribers. The only disadvantage with this feature is that only those who own Amazon Prime membership can take advantage of this feature.
Stay tuned for latest news and updates on Disney Plus new GroupWatch feature.