How to Listen to Music on FaceTime From Your iPhone or iPad

Written by Emilija - Reviewed by Ivana Messaging / FaceTime

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Whether you're watching a movie, listening to music, or even watching TikTok, it's more enjoyable when you have someone to share that experience with.

However, in some cases, it is not always possible to share all that fun with people in person.

But thanks to Apple, iOS users can watch videos and listen to music with their family and friends through FaceTime.

The newest option called SharePlay is a part of iOS 15.1 and enables users to stream music, and watch supported TV shows directly from their Apple devices.

This is good news for everyone who wants to organize a watch party from a distance with their friends and family without the need for installing third-party apps.

To find out more about SharePlay and its features keep on reading.

What is SharePlay on FaceTime?

SharePlay is a feature integrated into Apple’s FaceTime app that enables users to share music, TV Shows, in their FaceTime calls.

Users can share their screen during conversion not only to watch entertaining content, but also to view apps and websites from their home screen, just as they can do on many conference apps such as Zoom, Microsoft Teams, Google Meet, and many others.

It is also worth mentioning that if users want to watch, for example, paid movies, everyone needs to purchase the movie, not only the person who is organizing the video call. Additionally not all FaceTime features are available for all countries and regions.

SharePlay requirements

To be able to use the SharePlay there are a few requirements users need to fulfill:

  1. All participants need to be iPhone or iPad users.
  2. The OS needs to be iOS 15.1 or later.
  3. All participants need to have installed a streaming service app that supports SharePlay.

How to use SharePlay to play music on FaceTime?

  1. Start a FaceTime call.
  2. Swipe up from the bottom of the FaceTime call.
  3. Open a music streaming app that supports SharePlay.
  4. Start playing a song or album and tap SharePlay.
  5. Tap the picture in the picture to return to the FaceTime call.

Note: Spotify and YouTube Music are still not supported through Apple’s feature SharePlay, however, you can check out the list below and see which one of the music apps are supported.

How to end sharing music on FaceTime?

  1. At the top of the FaceTime call, tap “SharePlay”.
  2. Tap “End SharePlay”.
  3. Tap “End for Everyone” or “End Only for Me”.

Supported apps on SharePlay

Man having video call on smartphone

Video Apps

  • Apple TV +
  • Digital Concert Hall
  • Disney+
  • ESPN+
  • HBO Max
  • Hulu
  • MUBI: Curated Cinema
  • NBA: Live Games & Scores
  • Paramount +
  • Pluto TV
  • Showtime

Audio

  • Apple Music
  • Moon FM - The Podcasts App
  • Relax Melodies: Sleep Sounds
  • SoundCloud - Music & Songs
  • Vinyls

Games

  • Heads Up!
  • SharePlay Guessing Game
  • Shhh!

Workout Apps

  • Apple Fitness+
  • BetterMe: Health Coaching
  • Mapless Walking Directions
  • SmartGym: Gym & Home Workouts
  • Workout Plan Bot - Workout Log

Other Apps

  • Apollo for Reddit
  • Bluebird - Focus Timer & Tasks
  • Cameo - Personal celeb videos
  • CARROT Weather
  • Doneit: Planner & Reminders
  • Kahoot! Play & Create Quizzes
  • Flow: Sketch, Draw, Take Notes
  • LookUp: English dictionary
  • MasterClass: Learn New Skills
  • Night Sky
  • Piano With Friends
  • Redfin Real Estate: Find Homes
  • TikTok
  • Translate Now - Translator

If you have iOS 15, you might also want to check how to rearrange your home screen.