Watch movies and TV shows together in FaceTime on your iPhone or iPad

With SharePlay, everyone can watch movies and TV shows in sync in a FaceTime call. Or use SharePlay to watch the shared video on your big screen while you continue the FaceTime call on your iPhone. 

Start a movie or TV show in a FaceTime call

  1. On your iPhone or iPad, start a FaceTime call.
  2. Swipe up from the bottom edge of the FaceTime call, then open a video streaming app that supports SharePlay
  3. Choose a movie or TV show, and press play. If prompted, tap SharePlay.

Playback controls are shared by everyone watching, so anyone can play, pause, rewind, or fast forward. Changing settings like closed captioning and volume will affect your device only. 


Join a watch session in a FaceTime call

  1. In a FaceTime call, tap Open next to Join SharePlay.
    iOS screenshot showing three people on a FaceTime call, with the option to Join SharePlay.
  2. After the video streaming app opens, tap Join SharePlay.
  3. To return to the FaceTime call, tap the picture in picture tile on top of the video streaming app.

If you don't have access to the content, you'll be asked to get access through a subscription, a purchase, or a free trial, if it's available.


Use SharePlay to watch content together on your Apple TV

  1. On your iPhone or iPad, start a FaceTime call.
  2. Swipe up from the bottom edge of the FaceTime call, then open a video streaming app that supports SharePlay
  3. Choose a movie or TV show, and press play.
  4. On your Apple TV Remote, press and hold TV/Control Center  to open Control Center on Apple TV. 
    tvOS screenshot showing Control Center and the option to SharePlay.
  5. At the top of Control Center, select your user. If you're using someone else's Apple TV or if you can't select your user for a different reason, use AirPlay to stream video to your Apple TV
  6. Select SharePlay .
  7. Select Start on Apple TV. Confirm on your iPhone or iPad.

Playback controls are shared by everyone watching, so anyone can play, pause, rewind, or fast forward. Changing settings like closed captioning and volume will affect your device only. 


End a SharePlay session on Apple TV

  1. Press and hold TV/Control Center  on your Apple TV Remote to open Control Center on your Apple TV.
  2. Select SharePlay .
  3. Select Stop SharePlay.

Learn more

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

2. Some content might not be supported if SharePlay users are in different countries or regions. 

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