Disney +: You can now watch movies with friends without having to be together

Disney + launches GroupWatch, a new feature that allows you to view content from the platform with family and friends even when you are not together.

From today on Spain the users of Disney + can now access the function GroupWatch. This new feature of the streaming platform allows subscribers to connect with family and friends to watch Disney + movies or series without being in the same place. GroupWatch gives the option of gathering up to seven people in a room to access a synchronized replay of the Disney + catalog. In addition, users will be able to react to what they are seeing in real time.

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Disney +: You can now watch movies with friends without having to be together

. “Stories come to life when you can share and enjoy them with others, and at this time when many are still separated from friends and family, GroupWatch offers a way to virtually securely connect to view your favorite Disney + stories together from the comfort of our homes ”, has declared Jerrell Jimerson, Senior Vice President of Product, Disney +.

So if you are a Disney + subscriber you already have access to the GroupWatch feature and it is quite easy to use. Once you choose the title you want to see with other people, you will have to press the new group-shaped icon found in the mobile application or on the web.

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Disney +: You can now watch movies with friends without having to be together

When you have pressed the icon, users will be able to access a link to invite up to a maximum of six people who are also subscribed to Disney + and view the content of their choice with them. The GroupWatch feature is available via the web, mobile devices, connected televisions, and smart TVs. But invitations must be created exclusively via mobile device or on the web.

Synchronized playback of GroupWatch allows all participants to interact with the content. So anyone can fast forward or rewind and pause the content everyone is watching. Also, while enjoying the chosen title, viewers can react in real time using six different emojis through the Disney + app. So if a scene makes you sad, angry or makes you smile now your friends will know it too.

The entire Disney + catalog is available to play in sync through GroupWatch.

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