SharePlay Enabled in Second Beta of iOS 15

Apple today seeded the second betas of iOS 15 and iPadOS 15 to developers for testing, and one notable change is that SharePlay has now been enabled in FaceTime, allowing for two users on the latest beta to share their screens to view apps together and more.

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SharePlay allows users to share experiences while connecting with friends and family on FaceTime, such as watching an Apple TV+ show in sync. SharePlay is functional in the Apple TV and Apple Music apps as of the second beta of iOS 15.

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According to Jordi Bruin, the developer of a new Navi app that will bring subtitles and translation to FaceTime calls, Apple has also started accepting apps that use the GroupActivities framework through App Store Connect, meaning third-party apps offering SharePlay integration will likely be available in beta through TestFlight soon.

As a developer beta, iOS 15 is officially only available to those enrolled in the Apple Developer Program, which costs $99 per year. A free public beta will be available in July, and the software update will be released in the fall.

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Top Rated Comments

Think|Different Avatar
8 months ago
I think this is going to be really big.
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macsplusmacs Avatar
8 months ago
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Eager to see his video on it.
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LFC2020 Avatar
8 months ago

I am drawing a blank.
Better than shooting blanks ??
Score: 2 Votes (Like | Disagree)
rjp1 Avatar
8 months ago
Shareplay sounds awesome. I sometimes get questions from clients about how to do something in an app. I usually just do a screenshare from a desktop/laptop and run the app in the simulator and show them. Now, I can just have them share their screen and I can walk them through or show my screen and show them without having to get to a computer.

I hope there are some scaling options for when someone shares from iPad to iPhone.
Score: 2 Votes (Like | Disagree)
gene731 Avatar
8 months ago

Better than shooting blanks ??
If you drew a blank then would anyone be able to see it since it is blank?
Score: 2 Votes (Like | Disagree)
TheYayAreaLiving ? Avatar
8 months ago
Can't wait to find out what developers are going to come up with.

Pure Creativity.
Score: 2 Votes (Like | Disagree)

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