How to use SharePlay on iOS, iPadOS, and macOS

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If you’ve bought a new Mac, iPad, or iPhone, then you can take advantage of Apple’s ecosystem with your friends. One of these offerings is SharePlay, which works on macOS Sonoma, iPadOS 17, iOS 17, and older OS versions. Through SharePlay you can enjoy digital content with other Apple users, even if you are different. Below you will find everything you need to know about SharePlay.


To use SharePlay, you need the following:

  • iOS 15.1, iPadOS 15.1, or macOS Monterey 12.1 (or newer)
  • All FaceTime users must be running an Apple OS that supports the feature.
  • Must be registered to any service where the user is SharePlaying. For example, if you want to listen to music together, you both need to have Apple Music subscriptions.


  • Apple Music
  • Apple TV +
  • Apple Fitness +
  • Screen sharing
  • Third-party applications that implement the SharePlay API
  • Games supported by Game Center (requires at least iOS 16, iPadOS 16, or macOS Ventura)

How to use SharePlay

  1. Start a FaceTime call any way you normally do, whether it’s through Messages, Phone, Siri, Advanced Search, or the FaceTime app itself.
  2. On the call screen, on the far right, you will find the Screen Sharing button. Click if you just want to share your screen with the participants.
  3. If you want SharePlay media, go to Music or TV apps, and a screen will ask you to select SharePlay content.
  4. Click Play on a section or playlist, and you’ll be asked if you want to play videos privately or share them with anyone on FaceTime.
  5. Select SharePlay, and, as long as you meet all the requirements, other students should be able to listen/watch with you.
  6. Apple Music and TV are managed in line, so others can add/remove content and pause/play. 3 Pictures Music stopped the sharing screen during FaceTime browsing the show during a FaceTime call using SharePlay Close it
  7. You can see how many people are listening to you when you minimize the player, at the bottom of the screen.
  8. When you’re done with SharePlaying, click the top right button on the screen we mentioned earlier, and click End SharePlay.
  9. Alternatively you can just stop the FaceTime call, if you don’t want to talk anymore. 3 Pictures he reduced the apple song to name another listener Press the SharePlay button during a FaceTime call complete sharing to everyone or to me only buttons Close it
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SharePlay pushes FaceTime a step further and makes it a legitimate competitor in the video sharing battle. Not to mention that FaceTime also supports URL sharing, enabling Android and Windows users to use the service from their browser. And if you don’t like phones, you can still use SharePlay through the Messages app on iOS 16, iPadOS 16, macOS Ventura, and newer OS versions.

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