Disney+ Officially Launches GroupWatch Feature for US Disney+ Subscribers

Disney+ Officially Launches GroupWatch Feature for US Disney+ Subscribers. The rumors are true! Disney+ has launched the new GroupWatch feature for US based Disney+ Subscribers. The new feature is rolling out for many subscribers already, but here is a look at what the GroupWatch feature has to offer:

GroupWatch allows Disney+ subscribers to invite up to six people (seven in total) to watch together in a synced playback experience across Disney+ accessed by the web, mobile app, connected TV devices, Smart TVs, etc. while sharing reactions in real-time to the streaming content.

Disney+ subscribers can launch this new feature through the GroupWatch icon on the details page of the series or movie you wish to watch with your friends or family. Subscribers will then receive a link to invite other subscribers to watch a Disney+ series or film with them (Disney+ subscription is required by invited GroupWatch members). Invitations must originate from mobile or web, but subscribers can then watch on a connected TV device or Smart TV.

GroupWatch’s synchronized playback allows each participant the ability to pause for a bathroom break, play, rewind, or fast forward for the whole group, making it easier than ever to watch in real time with your group. While watching, viewers will have the chance to react in real-time with six different emojis: “like,” “funny,” “sad,” “angry,” “scared,” and “surprised” through the Disney+ app.

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“Storytelling comes alive when you’re able to share and enjoy it with others, and in this moment when many are still apart from their friends and family, GroupWatch offers a way to safely connect virtually by co-viewing your favorite Disney+ stories with your favorite people from the comfort of your living room,” said Jerrell B Jimerson, SVP Product Management for Disney+ in a press release.

After launching GroupWatch in a test version in Canada on September 10th and Australia and New Zealand on September 18th, the feature is now live in the United States. Disney+ expects GroupWatch to expand into Europe later this fall.

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Disney+ is the dedicated streaming home for movies and shows from Disney, Pixar, Marvel, Star Wars, National Geographic, and more. As part of Disney’s Direct-to-Consumer and International (DTCI) segment, Disney+ is available on most internet-connected devices and offers commercial-free programming with a variety of original feature-length films, documentaries, live-action and animated series and short-form content. Alongside unprecedented access to Disney’s incredible library of film and television entertainment, the service is also the exclusive streaming home for the latest releases from The Walt Disney Studios. Disney+ is available as part of a bundle offer that gives subscribers access to Disney+, Hulu (ad-supported), and ESPN+. Visit DisneyPlus.com to subscribe and/or learn more about the service.

Disney+ is now available in the U.S., Canada, The Netherlands, Australia, New Zealand, UK, Ireland, Germany, Italy, Spain, Austria, Switzerland, India, and France. Disney+ will be available on a wide range of mobile and connected devices, including gaming consoles, streaming media players, and smart TVs.

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Featured Photo Credit: Disney+/Kaitlyn Hogancamp

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