Popular video streaming service Twitch is rolling out SharePlay support to its official app.
Up to 32 people can watch the same stream while on a FaceTime call. Everyone will need a Twitch account.
Everyone on the call can chat, follow, subscribe, and cheer with Bits from their own accounts.
The company features instructions on how to start SharePlay on its :
To use SharePlay, you must be in an active FaceTime call and participants must have the Twitch app installed.
Once in a call, open the Twitch app and play a stream you would like to watch together.
For your first SharePlay session, FaceTime will ask you if you would like to play the stream for just you or for everyone in the call. It will remember your selection thereafter.
Choose to play it for everyone and Twitch will open the stream on everyone’s device and playback will begin syncing between all participants’ devices.
While watching together with SharePlay, all participating callers will be kept in sync at the same point in the stream. Controls that affect stream playback, such as pause and play, will also sync.
The Twitch app can be downloaded now on the App Store for free. It’s for the iPhone and all iPad models.
While there is a tvOS version of the Twitch app, SharePlay support is currently only for an iPhone or iPad with iOS/iPadOS 15.1 or later installed.