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Disney+ adds ‘Continue Watching’ section because it knows you will

Customers can pick up their series where they left off.

 

Brenden Gallagher

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Published Nov 26, 2019   Updated May 19, 2021, 9:59 pm CDT

Disney+ launched without some of the features you’re used to on streaming services. The streamer has quickly moved to fix this, already adding Resume, Restart, and Add to Watchlist buttons.

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This week, Disney+ has added a Continue Watching section.

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Continue Watching arranges every series that you’ve started but haven’t finished yet in a convenient section so that you can easily navigate to shows you are still working your way through.

There’s nothing more annoying than prepping yourself to stream a season finale only to have to spend precious viewing time searching for a series you already started watching. Now, you’ll never have to suffer the indignity on Disney+.

According to 9to5Google, the feature is rolling out on all Disney+ platforms. This means that no matter how you watch Disney+ content, be it on a smartphone, smart TV,  or streaming device, you should see the Continue Watching section. No matter how you watch Disney+, you will be able to hold your spot with a digital bookmark.

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This is reportedly a “server-side” upgrade, meaning that you don’t have to upgrade your app to have the feature added to your account. However, updates will be rolled out region by region. If you don’t see it right away, you should in the coming days.

Cord Cutters News reports that the feature was actually included for the platform on launch day, but the massive demand on the servers compelled Disney to make the move to remove the Continue Watching section and add it back in once server traffic stabilized.

Though some users have complained about Disney’s launch day shortcomings, it seems that it hasn’t hampered the popularity of the streamer, which had a very successful launch. Since Disney+ quickly added a number of missing features, these complaints will likely soon be a distant memory.

After all, who has time to complain when you have a Continue Watching section to catch up with?

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*First Published: Nov 26, 2019, 4:17 pm CST