Apple’s new SharePlay feature lets you watch, listen with friends via FaceTime – Ben Patterson

With the latest version of iOS, Apple is turning FaceTime into a platform for watching videos and listening to tunes together, allowing users to not only listen to songs on Apple Music with friends but also set up watch parties for Apple TV+ and third-party streaming services like Disney+ and HBO Max.

Unveiled Monday during its annual WWDC keynote, the upcoming SharePlay feature will let you bring both music and videos into FaceTime calls, similar to Spotify’s Group Session feature and the existing watch party functionality on such streaming video services as Amazon Prime Video, Disney+, and Hulu.

For Apple Music, you and your FaceTime crew will be able to listen to synched up, “high quality” tunes, and those on the call will be able to add tracks to a shared queue, as well as play, pause, or skip tracks.

To read this article in full, please click here

Read More