What you need to know
- Disney+ has added support for SharePlay.
- People can watch Disney+ content with each other via SharePlay and FaceTime.
SharePlay is a feature added in iOS 15.1, iPadOS 15.2, and tvOS 15.1 that allows people to watch and listen to content with each other via the magic of FaceTime. Now, Disney+ has added support for the feature that will allow up to 32 people to enjoy content together.
"We're very excited to launch SharePlay on Disney+ for Apple users in time for the holidays and ahead of several highly-anticipated premieres," said Jerrell Jimerson, EVP of Product & Design, Disney Streaming. "With thousands of movies and shows and a growing content catalog of new titles and originals, SharePlay provides another opportunity for personal friends and family around the world to come together and create new memories with their favorite stories on Disney+."
As part of the move, Disney+ confirmed via press release that it will continue to offer its native GroupWatch feature for all users across its platforms, regardless of the addition of SharePlay support.
Disney+ is one of the more popular streaming services thanks in part to its growing catalog of content that includes Marvel, Star Wars, and of course Disney TV shows and movies. Alongside Netflix and Apple TV+, Disney+ is some of the best value in streaming today. The addition of SharePlay support is a welcome one and will allow people to watch content together even when they can't be in the same room — something that's particularly beneficial as we continue to battle the COVID-19 pandemic worldwide.