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Disney Plus GroupWatch – What it is, and how it works

Remember Netflix party and Amazon Prime Video Watch Party? If you do, then you’d have an idea of what Disney Plus Group Watch is all about. For today’s article, I’ll be demystifying Disney Plus GroupWatch.

What is Disney Plus GroupWatch

Disney Plus has continued to grow in number (gaining subscribers) since inception, probably due to their large library of classic and new movies or TV shows. Disney Plus has launched a feature that lets you watch programs with your family and friends remotely and that feature is called Disney Plus GroupWatch.

Disney Plus GroupWatch is a feature that allows subscribers to watch either shows or movies on the streaming service together with friends and family which may necessary not be close by.

How the Disney Plus GroupWatch Works

The Disney Plus Group Watch feature allows up to 7 people to sync their screen and watch movies or shows together via the web, mobile, connected TVs, and also Smart TVs and is accessible in all countries that supports Disney Plus.

Even though this feature is accessible in all Disney Plus supported countries,  you cannot perform a group with a friend or family member in another country. So to be able to use the feature you and your friends must reside in the same country. This rule holds because not all its content libraries are supported in all the countries that support Disney Plus.

While watching a movie or show together with friends and family you’d be able to emoji reactions to the group screen for all to see, but sadly won’t be able to chat because a chat feature hasn’t been added yet, though we expect that to be added in time to come.

While using the Disney Plus GroupWatch feature, note that it is possible for anyone within the party to pause, fast forward, or rewind the movie or TV show. This is really cool and can in handy because no one has to miss out on anything in an event that someone is pressed and needs to take a quick pee, or simply grab something from the fridge.

How to Create A Disney Plus GroupWatch

Creating a Disney Plus GroupWatch that can be accessible to family and friends can be done in two ways: through the web or through the mobile app. I’ll be guiding you on how to create your own group watch using those methods.

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How to Create A Disney Plus GroupWatch (Using the Web)

To create your very own Disney Plus GroupWatch via the web, follow the instructions outlined below:

  • Create a Disney plus account on your computer.
  • Log into your Disney Plus account.
  • Select any movie or TV show you’d like to watch.
  • Click on the GroupWatch icon (the icon has three people in a circle).
  • Click on “+” to add friends
  • A window should appear requesting you should either cancel or invite friends. Click on Invite
  • A window will appear carrying a link to the GroupWatch stream. Copy and send to family and friends.
  • Finally, click on the start stream option.

At this stage, you have successfully created your Disney Plus GroupWatch. After clicking on the start stream option, if there are persons you forgot to add before doing that, you’d have to exit the GroupWatch by clicking the back arrow before you’d be able to add more persons.

How to Create A Disney Plus GroupWatch (Using the Mobile App)

The Disney Plus mobile app is available on both Android and iOS platforms. To create a Disney Plus GroupWatch on your mobile device, follow the steps below:

  • Create a Disney plus account on your mobile app.
  • Log into your Disney Plus account.
  • Select any movie or TV show you’d like to watch.
  • Tap on the GroupWatch icon (the icon has three people in a circle).
  • Tap on “+” to add friends
  • A window should appear requesting you should either cancel or invite friends. Tap on Invite
  • A window will appear carrying a link to the GroupWatch stream. Copy and send to family and friends.
  • Finally, tap on the start stream option.

Interestingly, if you select Leave GroupWatch to exit the group entirely, the other members in the group watch can continue to enjoy the show or movie in your absence up until everyone on the GroupWatch exits.

How to Invite People to a Disney Plus GroupWatch Stream

If you have started the stream without adding people to the group watch or you don’t just know how to add people. Follow the steps below to learn how to invite people to your GroupWatch.

  • Log into your Disney Plus account with either your mobile device or your PC.
  • Select the movie or TV you want to stream with friends.
  • Select on the GroupWatch icon.
  • Select the “+” to add friends.
  • A window should appear requesting you should either cancel or invite friends. Select Invite.
  • A window will appear carrying a link to the GroupWatch stream. Copy and send to family and friends.

You can now share the link to family and friends via text message, email or social media platforms. After clicking on the start stream option, if there are person’s you forgot to add before doing that, you’d have to exit the GroupWatch by clicking the back arrow before you’d be able to add more persons.

Interestingly, if you select Leave GroupWatch to exit the group entirely, the other members in the group watch can continue to enjoy the show or movie in your absence up until everyone on the GroupWatch

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