One of many new options that iOS 15 has promised to supply is the flexibility to share your iPhone and iPad display screen throughout FaceTime classes with the intention to take pleasure in movies, music, and different media together with family and friends. Whereas this new function, referred to as SharePlay, didn’t ship with the primary model of iOS 15, it has been included in iOS 15.1 and may now be loved — to a restricted extent.
At present, you’ll be able to share content material from Apple TV and Apple Music — assuming each of you’re subscribers — and some different apps. I had no downside sharing a YouTube video, for instance; different apps which might be supported embrace HBO Max, Hulu, and Disney Plus (however not Netflix). It may be presumed that the record of shareable apps will proceed to broaden.
It’s fairly straightforward to make use of the brand new SharePlay function, when you’ve put in iOS 15.1.
- Begin a FaceTime session. Ensure whoever else is on the session additionally has iOS 15.1 put in.
- You need to see a brand new icon on the higher proper facet of the display screen that resembles a small determine in entrance of a display screen. Faucet on that.
- You’ll see a drop-down button that claims “Share My Display screen.” Faucet on that and also you’ll be sharing your display screen together with your pal.
Now you’ll be able to exhibit your homescreen to your FaceTime pal, play a YouTube video, or hearken to the identical Apple Music observe. If you wish to swap to the opposite particular person’s display screen, all they need to do is faucet on their SharePlay icon.
One other approach to share an app is to easily go to that app throughout a FaceTime session and begin it up. If SharePlay is feasible, you’re going to get a pop-up menu asking if you wish to use SharePlay, or if you wish to play the video or music just for you.
And at any time, you’ll be able to return to your FaceTime app, faucet on the SharePlay icon, and choose Finish SharePlay.
The brand new SharePlay function in iOS 15.1 might be going to be highly regarded. It’s going to permit family and friends to talk collectively whereas watching movies or listening to music; let enterprise associates focus on a spreadsheet whereas out and about; or make it simpler to share and remark in your newest group photographs. And as Apple provides extra apps that may make use of SharePlay, it ought to simply get higher.