Twitch Adds Support for FaceTime's SharePlay Feature on iOS Devices

Streaming gaming platform Twitch today added support for the SharePlay iOS 15 FaceTime feature, allowing iPhone and iPad users to watch Twitch streams with their friends and family members over ‌FaceTime‌.

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As noticed by Engadget, Twitch has added a dedicated SharePlay FAQ to its site explaining the feature.

To use SharePlay with Twitch, participants must start up a ‌FaceTime‌ call with one another and then open up the Twitch app to a stream to watch together. ‌FaceTime‌ will ask if the lead person would like to play the stream for everyone in the call, and then Twitch will open the stream on everyone's device and playback will be synced between the ‌iPhone‌ or ‌iPad‌ of everyone on the call.


All participants must have the Twitch app installed and must be logged in with a Twitch account. Participants will be kept in sync at the same point in the stream, and all users can play or pause content for everyone in the call. Anyone can change the channel by navigating to another channel.

During a SharePlay Twitch stream, all users can chat, follow, subscribe, and cheer with Bits from their separate accounts.

SharePlay for Twitch is limited to iOS devices running iOS 15.1 or iPadOS 15.1 at this time, and there is no integration for the Twitch Apple TV app.

Related Roundups: iOS 15, iPadOS 15
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Top Rated Comments

LeadingHeat Avatar
25 weeks ago
Nice! I think the more devs jump on board with SharePlay it could really evolve into something awesome. I'm all for this, even though I don't actually use Twitch myself. I know a lot of people who do.
Score: 4 Votes (Like | Disagree)
dominiongamma Avatar
25 weeks ago

I’m glad that Apple added SharePlay to Twitch. I’ve been wanting this for a while.
Twitch chose to do it, apple had the tools and twitch used them
Score: 3 Votes (Like | Disagree)
TheYayAreaLiving ? Avatar
25 weeks ago
This is a nice feature.
Score: 3 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Skewlovevism Avatar
25 weeks ago

This is a nice feature.
Twitch? I got it built-in, right into my right eye and arm. It's real winner at parties (which you want to leave)
Score: 3 Votes (Like | Disagree)
nathan_reilly Avatar
25 weeks ago
"hey mom, hop on this ammo stream!"
Score: 2 Votes (Like | Disagree)
lazyrighteye Avatar
25 weeks ago
No a Twitch user myself (save the epic TAB Beacon shows this past summer that were exclusive to Twitch), but this feature has some legit potential.
Score: 1 Votes (Like | Disagree)

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