Just in time for Mulan Disney could reveal a new feature

Just in time for “Mulan”, Disney could reveal a new feature

Extensions for Netflix and Amazon Prime Video already enable so-called watch parties, i.e. the option to watch content with other users at the same time and to exchange ideas. Now Disney Plus could follow suit for the start of “Mulan”.

In times when cinemas were closed and sometimes still closed and it is sometimes difficult to watch a film or series with many friends at home, so-called watch parties are becoming more popular.

In this case, this means apps or browser extensions for streaming services that make it much easier to watch together than if you were to connect via other channels and then try to start a title exactly at the same time. The content is absolutely synchronized for all users via the Watch Party. There is also a direct chat function that you can use to exchange ideas (comparable to the Twitch streamer platform, for example).

The content is absolutely synchronized for all users via the Watch Party

This is how Netflix Party works

In Germany there is such an official extension so far only for Netflix, in the USA also for Amazon Prime Video. The third major international streaming provider Disney currently lacks such a function in general (even if there are unofficial alternatives). But that could change in a few days …

Watch “Mulan” together?

The resourceful Disney Plus Informer website found in the code of the Disney website and increasingly in the existing entry for the upcoming “Mulan” remake on information about a new feature called Group Watch, which is very suspiciously named after a watch party function sounds.

in the code of the Disney website and reinforced the existing entry for the upcoming “Mulan” remake on information about a new feature called Group Watch

After digging deeper into the code, you could even find a few more details. Up to seven participants should be able to take part in a Group Watch session (for comparison: at the Netflix Party, up to 50, at Amazon Prime Video even up to 100 users) 123movies.

As with other comparable services, the Disney Watch Party should also offer a chat function. In contrast to the competition, the function should obviously not only be usable via the browser, but also via mobile devices.

The fact that the Group Watch clues were mainly found on the code of the “Mulan” page could mean that the feature will be available in time for the “Mulan” release this Friday at Disney. However, it should then not be limited to the real film version, but rather be possible for all titles on the platform.

No savings with “Mulan”

However, anyone who hoped that the potential Disney expansion could save on the additional costs incurred for the “Mulan” stream will unfortunately be disappointed.

According to Disney Plus Informer, to watch “Mulan” together on Group Watch, all participants not only have to have a Disney account, but also have to have purchased so-called VIP access to “Mulan”, which costs 21.99 euros in this country.

According to Disney Plus Informer, to watch “Mulan” together on Group Watch, all participants not only have to have a Disney account, but also have to have purchased so-called VIP access to “Mulan”, which costs 21.99 euros in this country.

Just a rumor so far

Disney has not yet made an official announcement from Group Watch, which is why the code fund cannot currently be seen as a confirmation of such a function. It is also possible that Disney only tests one and only implements it later or not at all (similar tests are also regularly carried out on Netflix). It is also conceivable that the function might not be available in all Disney countries at the same time. But we’ll soon be a little smarter.

“Mulan” will be released on September 4, 2020 on Disney.

“Mulan” will be released on September 4, 2020 on Disney.

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