Twitch launches SharePlay support on iPhone and iPad

SharePlay on iPhone
SharePlay on iPhone (Image credit: Apple)

What you need to know

  • Twitch has added support for SharePlay.
  • You can now watch Twitch streams together on the iPhone and iPad.

You can now enjoy watching Twitch together, even if you are apart.

Twitch has announced that it has added support for SharePlay on the iPhone and iPad. With the feature, you can watch a Twitch stream together while on a FaceTime call.

Even though Twitch says the feature is limited to the iPhone and iPad, users should also be able to AirPlay the Twitch stream to their Apple TV as well. The feature will not, however, work with the Mac at this time.

SharePlay is Apple's new FaceTime feature that launched with iOS 15, iPadOS 15, macOS Monterey, and tvOS 15. It lets people share in movies, TV shows, games, workouts, and more in sync through FaceTime.

SharePlay sessions offer shared playback controls, so anyone on the FaceTime call can play, pause, or jump ahead while enjoying synced media. With dynamic volume controls, audio from the streaming content will automatically lower when a FaceTime participant is speaking, making it easy to continue the conversation with friends despite a loud scene or climactic chorus. When users prefer to have uninterrupted sound, they can simply tap on the Messages button in the FaceTime controls to jump to a shared thread and keep the conversation going. Each participant in the SharePlay session streams directly from the relevant app on their own device, delivering high-fidelity audio and video. Apple TV supports SharePlay so users can watch shared shows or movies on the big screen while using their personal device to continue connecting with friends over FaceTime.

SharePlay didn't come out with the initlal launch of iOS 15 and the others but it is out now for all kinds of apps to take advantage of.

Joe Wituschek

Joe Wituschek is a Contributor at iMore. With over ten years in the technology industry, one of them being at Apple, Joe now covers the company for the website. In addition to covering breaking news, Joe also writes editorials and reviews for a range of products. He fell in love with Apple products when he got an iPod nano for Christmas almost twenty years ago. Despite being considered a "heavy" user, he has always preferred the consumer-focused products like the MacBook Air, iPad mini, and iPhone 13 mini. He will fight to the death to keep a mini iPhone in the lineup. In his free time, Joe enjoys video games, movies, photography, running, and basically everything outdoors.