Disney Plus will now offer users the ability to share screens with up to seven viewers, giving it a significant advantage over Netflix.
Despite its rocky launch and recent Mulan controversy, Disney Plus continues to enjoy huge subscriber numbers and viewing figures. In April of this year it managed to surpass 50 million paying users which will have likely increased significantly since then, making it a serious competitor to Netflix.
It just introduced a bunch of new features in line with other platforms like Amazon Prime Video, including real-time emoji reactions and group watch capabilities. Up to seven separate accounts can now stream a show together and anyone can pause, rewind, and play at whim.
I can already see how people will abuse the controls and wind up friends to no end – toilet breaks will be particularly chaotic, I imagine.