How to SharePlay Works in FaceTime on Mac: Share App, Game, Movie, Song

Last Updated on Aug 17, 2021

It’s time to Create a FaceTime SharePlay Link or Do a FaceTime Call to stream your favorite shows, movies, and other content with your friends. While Apple TV and Apple Music are already supported streaming services, few third-party services like Hulu, HBO Max, etc., are also compatible with this FaceTime SharePlay. The concept is no different from popular video conferencing apps like Zoom, Skype, and Google Meet; however, if you like to stay around Apple, FaceTime SharePlay is all you need.

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Since it’s new to all users, you should learn what are apps support SharePlay; how do you share FaceTime? How to invite on FaceTime SharePlay and much more things. It’s time to overtake pandemic and bring those all days to binge-watch the shows with friends.

How to Use FaceTime SharePlay?

What is FaceTime SharePlay?

With the SharePlay, you can stream the movies and shows with your friends; the content will stream and sync across the devices and run simultaneously on all the devices that are part of your SharePlay. The plus point is, you can see the members of your SharePlay party and discuss over the FaceTime call without quitting the stream. On top of that, the controls of playback are available with all the members of SharePlay.

A feature like FaceTime SharePlay is already offered by Hulu, Amazon Prime Video, DisneyPlus, and more for a long time; however, with FaceTime SharePlay, you don’t have to go with third-party services while streaming across the Apple devices, including iPhone, iPad, and Mac.

FaceTime SharePlay Supported OS

  1. macOS Monterey or Later on Mac
  2. iOS 15 or later on iPhone
  3. iPadOS 15 or later on iPad

Enable/Disable SharePlay for FaceTIme on Mac & iPhone

Mac:-

Watch shows, listen to music, and use apps together during FaceTime calls.

Allow these apps to automatically start SharePlay and to automatically join with people you’ve used SharePlay with before. Follow the Below steps to turn on SharePlay or Turn off SharePlay from FaceTime Preferences.

  1. Open FaceTime on Mac. From top Mac meu > FaceTime > Preferences.
  2. Go to SharePlay Tab > Enable Share Play Checkbox.enable-shareplay-on-mac

For iPhone:-

Watch shows, listen to music, and use apps together during FaceTime calls.

  1. Open settings app > FaceTime > Scroll to SharePlay > Enable SharePlay Toggle. that’s it.enable-shareplay-on-facetime-settings

Share Whole Screen or App in FaceTime Share Play

During FaceTime call, here’s the option to sharing your whole screen or just a specific app. And Work Together without any Third-Party Software. This free feature is also supported in Game app.

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Share & Watch Apple TV Shows, Movies Via SharePlay in FaceTime

Watch Together with your Friends, and Do chat, Call, and Streem across all Share play compatible devices [iPhone, iPad, Mac]. During FaceTime call, Click on the SharePlay icon to start sharing.

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Watch & Listen Together

Use Synced Playback and control for shared Movies, Music during FaceTime call.

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Which Services Does FaceTime SharePlay Support?

While Apple Music and Apple TV are apparent to get FaceTime SharePlay, there are few popular third-party streaming services added in the group. It uses API to drive the content across devices.

  1. Hulu
  2. HBO Max
  3. Disney+
  4. TikTok
  5. Paramount+
  6. Pluto TV
  7. Twitch
  8. MasterClass
  9. ESPN+
  10. NBA TV

Is something missing? Yes, it’s unfortunate that Netflix hasn’t received any support of FaceTime SharePlay yet. But of course, we are expecting Netflix to come under the roof of SharePlay streaming support real soon. Alongside, Spotify to get the support too in the Spotify iOS App to SharePlay over iOS devices. if you have a problem with the app, then Contact App Developer.

Can Android and Windows Users Join Your FaceTime Watch Party?

As stated by Apple, the FaceTime SharePlay is only limited to iOS, iPadOS, and macOS. Even though the FaceTime Calls are available for Android and Windows users, but you can’t stream or screen share with any non-Apple device.

How to Use FaceTime SharePlay?

  1. Make sure the iPhone, iPad, and Mac are running iOS 15, iPadOS 15, and macOS Monterey or later versions, respectively. Follow the below steps to Create FaceTime Link for any Device.
  2. Open FaceTime on your iOS or iPadOS device.
  3. Tap Create Link or select the New FaceTime button to create a new watch party link.
  4. FaceTime link created? Tap on the “i” button beside the FaceTime Link under the Upcoming section.
  5. Select Share Link.
  6. From the share sheet, you can choose any medium to share the FaceTime SharePlay link with other Apple users, like iMessage, WhatsApp, Email, Text Message, Messenger, and more.
  7. Once you share the FaceTime link, other Apple users can join the FaceTime call. Let your friends join the link.
  8. Now you can start streaming from FaceTime SharePlay Compatible Services as mentioned above.
  9. One of the remarkable features is that all SharePlay attendees can control the playback, like play, pause, forward, and more.

Can you Screen Share on WhatsApp?

Unfortunately, NO! You cannot screen share on WhatsApp while using FaceTime SharePlay. Refer to the above section to know the complete list of FaceTime SharePlay compatible third-party applications apart from Apple Music and Apple TV.

How do you Share Screen on FaceTime?

Using FaceTime SharePlay, you can share a screen on FaceTime quickly. How do I transfer my screen? Simply create a FaceTime shareable link and use any app like Messages, WhatsApp, Messenger, etc., to share the FaceTime link with your friends, colleagues and let them join the FaceTime call. Later you can screen share with them.

Can you share a video on FaceTime?

Yes, you can share a video on FaceTime. By creating a Shareable FaceTime link, one can share the FaceTime screen on Mac as well as iPhone. Learn how to share a video on FaceTime from the above section.

Can you share the screen on FaceTime Mac?

How do you screen share on FaceTime on MacBook Pro? The process is no different, just create and share the FaceTime link with Mac users and share the iPhone screen to Mac in one click.

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