Watch together, even when apart

Enjoy your favorite stories with your favorite people. Just pick a title and look for the GroupWatch icon!

Great ways to GroupWatch

Host virtual movie nights, sync up for season premieres, throwback with friends, or learn something new together.

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How it works

1. Pick your title

Choose any movie or series and tap the new GroupWatch icon on mobile app or web.

2. Gather your group

Send your invitation link to up to 6 family members or friends.

3. Sync your big screen

Like magic, GroupWatch syncs with your connected TV. Just open the Disney+ app and follow the prompts.

4. React in real time

Share emoji reactions, pause for a break, or rewind for another laugh. (Use your phone to chat as usual!)

Answers to your questions

Visit the Help Center for a complete list of FAQs

Only the host can invite people to the GroupWatch from their mobile device or computer on the web. Here are the steps to invite people:

On Mobile

  1. Select the GroupWatch icon on the title Details page to start a GroupWatch.
  2. Select the “Invite” button in the GroupWatch room to get an invite link.
  3. Select your preferred method for sharing the invite link.

On Web Browser

  1. Select the GroupWatch icon on the title Details page to start a GroupWatch.
  2. Select the “invite” button in the GroupWatch room to get an invite link.
  3. Click “Copy Link” to copy the link and share it directly with personal friends and family.

Once you’ve accepted a GroupWatch invite through the Disney+ mobile or web applications, you’re able to switch to your connected TV to watch on the big screen. You’ll need to:

  1. Search for the title of the GroupWatch that you’ve joined
  2. Navigate to that title page
  3. Select the GroupWatch icon and select JOIN STREAM
  4. Once you’ve joined on your TV you’ll be able to share reactions through the Disney+ mobile app as long as you’re logged in with the same profile

  • Up to 7 people can join a group, including the host.
  • Up to 4 different profiles on a Disney+ account can join a GroupWatch and stream together.
  • Kids profiles cannot participate in a GroupWatch at this time. 

Anyone in the GroupWatch can control the viewing. Participants can pause, play, fast forward, or rewind the content for everyone in the group. You'll always be able to see who is controlling the experience.

  • If there are already 7 people in the GroupWatch you won’t be able to join that GroupWatch.
  • If the GroupWatch stream has ended, you won’t be able to join the GroupWatch. You can always start a new GroupWatch.
  • If you have exceeded the limit of 4 streams at the same time on one account, you will not be able to join the GroupWatch.
  • If GroupWatch and Disney+ aren’t available in your region, you will not be able to join the GroupWatch.
  • If the GroupWatch title is not available in your region, you will not be able to join. You can always find another title and start your own GroupWatch.
  • If you are logged into a kids profile, you will not be able to use GroupWatch.
  • If the GroupWatch is for Premier Access and you have not unlocked the title, you will not be able to join the GroupWatch.

Participants can send reactions from the Disney+ mobile app or web and they will appear across all participant viewing screens. On the mobile app, participants can swipe left within a GroupWatch experience to bring up reaction emojis to share. On web, participants can click on a reaction icon within the player to bring up the emojis to share. Participants watching a GroupWatch on a Connected TV device can use their mobile device to share emojis.

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