Use SharePlay with Apple Music on your iPhone or iPad

With SharePlay and Apple Music, everyone can listen to music together in Messages or FaceTime. Add music to a shared queue to choose what plays next. Control playback together. And follow along to a song with time-synced lyrics.

Start a SharePlay session in the Apple Music app

  1. Open the Apple Music app.
  2. Touch and hold a song, album or playlist, then tap SharePlay.
  3. In the screen that appears, enter the contacts that you want to listen with.
  4. Tap Messages or FaceTime.
  5. Tap the Play button or Start button.

Take turns playing music with a shared queue

  1. Start or join a SharePlay music session.
  2. Open the Apple Music app.
  3. Touch and hold a song or album, then choose when you want it to play:
    • Tap Play Next to play your selection straight after the song that's playing.
    • Tap Play Later to add your selection to the end of the music queue.

Reorder and remove songs from a shared queue

  1. While in a SharePlay music session, open the Apple Music app.
  2. Tap the song that's playing at the bottom of the screen.
  3. In the bottom right-hand corner of the music player, tap Playing Next Playing Next button. From the Playing Next screen, everyone can:
    • Reorder music in the queue: Drag the three lines three lines icon next to a song up or down.
    • Remove a song: Swipe left over a song, then tap Remove.

Control playback and follow along with time-synced lyrics

  1. While in a SharePlay music session, open the Apple Music app.
  2. Tap the song that's playing at the bottom of the screen. From here, everyone can:
    • Play, pause, skip songs and control playback.
    • See time-synced lyrics for a song that’s playing by tapping Lyrics Lyrics button in the bottom left-hand corner of the player.

End SharePlay

  1. At the top of Messages or FaceTime, tap SharePlay SharePlay button.
  2. Tap End SharePlay.
  3. Tap End for Everyone or End Only for Me.

FaceTime and some FaceTime features may not be available in all countries or regions. 

Apple Music availability may vary by country or region. Find out what's available in your country or region.

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