What you need to know
- SharePlay will not be available with the initial release of iOS 15, iPadOS 15, tvOS 15, and macOS Monterey.
- Apple has created a new development profile for developers to continue working on the feature.
SharePlay , one of the tentpole new features of Apple's upcoming software releases, is delayed.
In the release notes for the sixth developer beta of iOS 15 and iPadOS 15, Apple has revealed that SharePlay will not be available for the initial launch of iOS 15, iPadOS 15, tvOS 15, and macOS Monterey this fall.
The company has, however, created a new development profile that will allow developers to continue to develop for the new feature.
As spotted by 9to5Mac, Apple is telling developers to remove the GroupActivities entitlement from their upcoming releases until the company re-enables the feature in a future developer beta.
SharePlay will allow users to use FaceTime to share a number of experiences remotely, including movies, music, and screen sharing. The feature will work across the iPhone, iPad, Apple TV, and Mac. It's currently unclear exactly when SharePlay will launch to the public.
Apple is expected to release all of its new software versions throughout the fall months.
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