It seems like every fast streaming service has a co-viewing feature right now, and Disney + is here to join the action. With GroupWatch, you can watch a show or movie with up to six other people who, of course, need Disney + accounts. But if you can̵
GroupWatch works similarly to co-viewing options for Plex, Movies Anywhere, and Hulu. You start a group session through the internet or mobile device (unfortunately you can’t start from a smart TV) and then generate links to send your friends. While you need to start the session over the internet, anyone can watch from tablets, phones and smart TVs. The group can pause, play, and rewind, and Disney keeps the streams in sync.
Unlike Sling, there are no chat or video features, but you can send emoji to let everyone know how sad you are that 10 minutes have passed without The Child on screen. Do not forget that you are watching Hidden figures.
Group Watch launches today. You can start a session by navigating to a show you want to watch on the web or on your mobile device and then tapping the GroupWatch icon.