Apple Delays SharePlay to Later This Fall, Will Not Be Available at Launch of iOS 15

Apple Delays SharePlay to Later This Fall, Will Not Be Available at Launch of iOS 15

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Apple has announced that its new SharePlay feature has been delayed and will not be available at the launch of iOS 15. SharePlay gave users the ability to share experiences right inside FaceTime including watching movies and listening to music together.

The company informed developers that the feature has already been disabled in the sixth beta released today.

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SharePlay has been disabled for use in the developer beta 6 versions of iOS 15, iPadOS 15, and tvOS 15, and will be disabled in the upcoming beta 6 release of macOS Monterey. SharePlay will also be disabled for use in their initial releases this fall. SharePlay will be enabled for use again in future developer beta releases and will launch to the public in software updates later this fall.

We’re thrilled with the high level of enthusiasm we’ve seen from the developer community for SharePlay, and we can’t wait to bring it to users so that they can experience your apps with their friends and family in a whole new way.

We appreciate how many teams have been hard at work building SharePlay experiences and to ensure there is no interruption in your development, we have provided a SharePlay Development Profile which will enable successful creation and reception of GroupSessions via the Group Activities API.

If your team plans to submit an update to your app for the initial release of these platforms, please remove the GroupActivities entitlement. We will provide guidance when SharePlay is re-enabled in a future developer beta, at which point we encourage you to include the GroupActivities entitlement in your code.
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Apple Delays SharePlay to Later This Fall, Will Not Be Available at Launch of iOS 15

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