Disney is testing a new watch party feature

The past year Disney Plus, the hub for watching everything Disney produces has been unrivaled famous among the wave of new streaming service launch.

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Shows and movies from the Disney franchise, including Star Wars, Marvel and Pixar, and all the family-friendly movies and animation from Disney itself, are streamed on Disney Plus.

Disney is testing a new feature for its online video streaming platform Disney+ – Group watch, which is currently being tested in Canada for select Disney Plus subscribers.

What will the feature do?

The feature will allow up to six people to join the party and watch the contents together. The new feature allows the subscribers to stream any film or television show on the platform.

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Using the feature you can invite up to six friends to watch things like The Mandalorian, the Marvel Cinematic Universe shows and movies, or Hamilton together. But the catch is all the group members need to be Disney Plus subscribers, you can access the feature through an icon on a show or movie’s title page.

News of the feature first popped up on the Disney+ subreddit. Disney confirmed running a limited test of Group watch. There are plans to roll out the option in other regions this fall — just in time for the cold winter months where you probably won’t be hanging out with your friends outdoors.

It’s good to see streaming platforms making it easier for folks to host or join watch parties. However, Disney is not the first to create such a viewing party option. Subscribers of Amazon prime video are already enjoying this feature.

However, if compared with others, the Disney+ offering is far more limited in scope than ones on other services. Prime Video also allows you to invite up to 100 of your friends to join a watch party, on the other hand, Twitch streamers can have tens of thousands of people watching something with them during their chat.

Sources: Verge, Mint

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