Twitch update brings SharePlay support on iOS 15.1

Twitch update brings SharePlay support on iOS 15.1

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You can now join a Twich Watch Party on your iPhone.
Download the update to start enjoying SharePlay streams.
Photo: Twitch

The newest Twitch update for iPhone and iPad adds SharePlay support on iOS and iPadOS 15.1. The feature allows users to watch synchronized streams together over FaceTime, but all participants must have Twitch installed.

Twitch is one of the first third-party platforms to adopt SharePlay, which made its debut in October after it missed the initial iOS 15 rollout.

Twitch adds SharePlay support on iPhone and iPad

SharePlay support allows a bunch of people to enjoy the same movie, TV show, music and more over a FaceTime call. With Twitch, you can use it to watch live streams with your friends while you all stay in sync.

Twitch has published its own FAQ that explains how the feature works. It notes that all participants (up to 32 are supported) must have the Twitch app installed — and they must be signed into their own Twitch accounts.

While watching a stream over SharePlay, any participant can pause playback for all users. Any participant can also change the stream by simply navigating to another channel. You can leave at any time by ending the FaceTime call.

Twitch features are supported

The same Twitch features you’re used to seeing are supported during SharePlay, including the ability to subscribe to channels, take part in Twitch chats, and cheer with “Bits” from your own Twitch account.

To start enjoying SharePlay with Twitch, simply download the newest update from the App Store. You can then initiate the feature by first starting a FaceTime call, then opening the Twitch app and playing a stream.