Apple re-enables SharePlay in iOS 15.1, iPadOS 15.1, and tvOS 15.1 betas

Apple’s iOS 15.1, iPadOS 15.1, and tvOS 15.1 betas reintroduce SharePlay – a highly-anticipated feature that was delayed from the iOS 15.0 update because it was not ready to be released. Back in August, Apple confirmed the delay to developers saying the feature would be disabled in the developer beta 6 versions of iOS 15, iPadOS 15, and tvOS 15 and the developer beta 6 of macOS Monterey.

iOS 15.1 beta

SharePlay re-enabled in Apple’s latest software betas

SharePlay allows users to listen to audio together, watch videos together, or share their device screen. A SharePlay API will let developers bring their apps to FaceTime. Disney+, Hulu, HBO Max, EPSN+, TikTok, and NBA are some of the apps that are already working on SharePlay API support.

Apple says that testing SharePlay no longer requires the SharePlay Development Profile. However, macOS users will need to update to macOS Monterey beta 7 and install the SharePlay development profile to use the feature. This suggests that the Cupertino tech giant plans to release the feature to the public as part of iOS 15.1 later this fall.

iOS 15 - SharePlay

The tech giant is delaying the launch of several headlining iOS 15 features as well as some smaller ones including support for ProRes, App Privacy Report, Find My support for AirPods, custom iCloud e-mail domains, and more. These features are expected to arrive later in the fall.

Learn how to upgrade an iPhone or iPad to iOS 15/iPadOS 15 here.

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