Disney is currently testing GroupWatch a new feature that will allow Disney Plus subscribers to create small private watch parties. The feature reportedly allows up to six people to join the party.
Accordding to the reports of The Verge GroupWatch is currently being tested in Canada for some Disney Plus subscribers, but the company is expecting to roll the feature out to other markets this fall. The feature allows people to stream any movie or TV show on Disney Plus as long as all participants are Disney Plus subscribers.
Now Amazon Prime Video has already rolled out a similar tool to its subscribers earlier this year, allowing for up to 100 people in one viewing session. Amazon’s feature, dubbed Watch Party, also allows anyone in the United States to co-stream thousands of titles, including both licensed series and films alongside originals.
But the only catch is that everyone watching has to be an Amazon Prime member, and the title has to be available in their specific region.
There’s a variety of third-party web browser extensions that allow people to connect their Netflix, Disney Plus, HBO, and other subscriptions up so they can watch films and TV shows with friends. But as the streaming trends are rising to have such feature inbuilt is way better.