Last month, it was rumored that Disney's streaming service Disney + would launch a new feature and operate in a way where you could host a virtual watch party with friends and family who were not in front of the same screen. The feature is finally released in Disney + and operates under the name Group Watch. With GroupWatch, up to seven Disney + users can sync their TV screens to the service so that they can stream simultaneously to seven different screens. Disney presents the service as below:
"GroupWatch is a feature that lets you watch any title on Disney+ with your personal friends and family virtually through the app. GroupWatch will sync your streams so that you can easily watch together, even when you're apart.”
There is no chat function connected to the GroupWatch function, but it is possible to send emojis to those who watch at the same time via the Disney + app.