Disney+ rolls out its GroupWatch feature
Disney+ rolled out a feature called GroupWatch, designed to let users watch their shows and movies together without having to use third-party software.
GroupWatch allows up to seven users to watch at once, provided they all have Disney+ subscriptions. Users can control pausing, rewinding, or fast-forwarding for the rest of the party — it reminds me a bit of the defunct Rabbit platform, actually.
Users can react to what they’re watching with six different emoji: laughing crying, heart faces, etc. It makes a lot of sense for the company to roll this feature out before its biggest new shows hit the platform — namely, the likes of The Mandalorian or WandaVision.