Apple is building video and music sharing into FaceTime


Apple is bringing video and music sharing to FaceTime through a feature called SharePlay. SharePlay allows people to watch or listen to content in sync with everyone in the conversation, by casting the content to an Apple TV device while they are on a call, or by viewing both on the same screen with Picture in Picture.

SharePlay won’t be limited to just Apple TV and Music, though — it’s an API into which other developers can integrate their services, and Disney Plus, Hulu, TikTok, and more are already on board (though Netflix is ​​notably absent).

These services support SharePlay.

The feature is even supported for users who join the call using the newly announced FaceTime for the web.

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