SharePlay won’t launch with iOS 15 this fall
17th August, 2021 at 11:10 am by Divi
- SharePlay has been removed from iOS 15 beta 6.
- The feature will be released in a later version of iOS 15.
In the release notes of iOS 15 developer beta 6, Apple has stated that its new FaceTime SharePlay feature will not be included in the initial launch of iOS 15, iPadOS 15, tvOS 15, and macOS Monterey this fall. Instead, SharePlay will be released in a later version of iOS 15. As a headlining feature of iOS 15 and macOS Monterey, SharePlay will enable screen sharing and synchronized content viewing/listening via FaceTime. Apple says that developers can continue to develop for SharePlay by installing the new SharePlay development profile.
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. Your team can continue developing SharePlay support for your apps by installing this development profile.
Apple has not yet shared info about whether Universal Control will be launching with iPadOS 15 and macOS Monterey. Universal Control is a headlining feature of iPadOS 15 and macOS Monterey but has yet to be included in any beta versions.
Although SharePlay will not be included initially, iOS 15, iPadOS 15, tvOS 15, and macOS Monterey will be released to the public this fall alongside watchOS 8, the new iPhone 13 lineup, and more.