Hulu adds SharePlay support on iPhone and iPad

Hulu adds SharePlay support on iPhone and iPad

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Hulu adds SharePlay support
Enjoy Hulu content with your friends, wherever they may be.
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Hulu today joined the list of third-party video streaming services that offer SharePlay support on iPhone and iPad.

Its latest app update gives viewers the ability to enjoy movies and TV shows with their friends over FaceTime while everyone stays in sync. It also adds the ability to easily switch between channels for Live TV users.

SharePlay lets you watch with friends

SharePlay, which is available in iOS and iPadOS 15.1 or later, gives users the ability to stream movies, TV shows, music and more together with their friends. It works over FaceTime and syncs media playback while adding shared controls.

SharePlay also features smart volume, which automatically adjusts media audio dynamically so that you can continue to chat. However, it’s not available inside third-party apps by default; it’s up to developers to integrate it.

Some have already done that, with the likes of Twitch, Disney+, TikTok and even Zillow (yes, that Zillow) jumping on board early. And now you can add Hulu to the list of SharePlay adopters.

Hulu embraces SharePlay

You can enjoy SharePlay inside Hulu for iPhone and iPad by updating to the latest version of the app, which is available now from the App Store. You’ll then have the ability to watch Hulu content with friends wherever they may be.

There are some caveats to be aware of before jumping in. SharePlay works only on Apple devices (not inside FaceTime on the web), and all participants will need a Hulu subscription, starting at $6.99 per month, of their own.

This Hulu update, version 7.43, also gives Live TV users the ability to easily switch between channels during playback.