The last couple of months have seen group streaming explode in popularity, and Hulu joined the party this week.
The Disney-owned streaming service launched Watch Party on Thursday, giving users a way to watch Hulu programming together while chatting about it. The good news is Watch Party works. The bad news is it needs a little more time to grow.
What you need
At launch, Hulu Watch Party limits its audience right away by being exclusive to people with an ad-free Hulu account. That costs $11.99 per month, which is twice as much as the ad-supported $5.99 option that we can pretty safely assume more people use. In fact, we don’t have to assume at all; Hulu reported that about 70 percent of its users were on the ad-supported plan last year. Read more…