Disney+ now allows users in the U.S. to watch movies and TV shows together on multiple devices with the launch of its GroupWatch feature. It was previously tested in Canada, Australia and New Zealand.
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Movies Anywhere launched a new Watch Together feature which lets users sync up and enjoy the movie together. The feature is available on mobile and desktop app, allowing up to 9 viewers.
Amazon announced today the rollout of Prime Video's Watch Party feature (beta), available to Prime members in the U.S. only. The virtual viewing experience is accessible only via desktops for now.
Hulu has started testing a watch party feature. It's available only on the web and up to eight persons can be accommodated in a single session, though they'll need to subscribe to its ad-free tier.
Twitch has begun rolling out Watch Parties in beta to its partners in the U.S. today. The beta release runs through April, allowing creators to broadcast Prime Video movies to their viewers.
Facebook is extending the Watch Party experience beyond online videos on the platform to live TV shows, beginning with sports events. It's also adding a new capability to share music with friends.
Watch Party allows members of Facebook groups worldwide to jointly watch videos, live or recorded, in real time. The feature is being tested with profiles and will be launched on Pages in the future.