This new option could land in many countries in the fall.
It is an innovation that makes perfect sense in a period of pandemic where social distancing prevails. Disney is currently testing a new feature on its streaming platform that will allow the same video to be watched with people who are not in the same location.
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Each of the participants will have to be subscribed and there is therefore no question of offering a free program to a loved one who has not subscribed. In all, six people will be able to participate in these sessions which are currently called GroupWatch. According to The Verge , Disney + is currently testing this new option in Canada with some of its subscribers, before rolling it out in the fall in other countries.
As a reminder, the platform is far from being the first to adopt this format of collective remote viewing. We told you a few months ago about the Watch Party option set up by Amazon Prime Video. On the latter, it is the host of the session who has the controls and who can easily pause or even stop the broadcast if he wishes. Several browser extensions also exist and allow you to share subscriptions remotely with friends. This is particularly the case of Netflix Party or Scener.
Recently, Disney has decided to release Mulan on its streaming platform instead of an initially planned theatrical release. This had the effect of increasing the downloads of the app by 68%. Regarding the French release, it will be necessary to arm yourself with a little patience since the feature film will not be broadcast in France until December 4.
Finally, Disney + has just announced that Season 2 of The Mandalorian will begin on October 30. The sequel to the adventures of the bounty hunter and his baby sidekick Yoda is eagerly awaited by fans who want answers to the many unanswered questions.
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