An update that was issued on the morning of Monday announced that Hulu was finally offering SharePlay video sharing over FaceTime. The OTT platform’s app update for iPadOS and iOS on the 4th of April, 2022 would be allowing iPad and iPhone users the ability to enjoy a synced-up watching experience with people they would be on a FaceTime call with. The patch note on the App Store did read out that this release would definitely improve the relationship between the streaming platform and its users. With SharePlay, one would be able to watch the content from the streaming library in sync with family and friends over FaceTime.
Hulu Will Now Have SharePlay For Users
In order to use the SharePlay features of Hulu, all the participants would need to have an OTT subscription. The pricing would start at $6.99 per month for the ad-supported tier- with the ad-free tier coming through at $12.99. The feature has been introduced in iOS 15.1, which allows anyone on a call with someone on FaceTime to share their content with all participants. Now, everyone would be receiving their own feed, with the title or the episode and precise playback controllable and synchronized by everyone so that things would be on the same page.
Currently, anyone will be able to fast-forward, rewind, or reverse and it will be applied to every single Hulu feed. SharePlay will also lower the volume automatically when it would detect speech so family and friends will be able to hear during the content playback. This feature will be working with apps that have already been updated to support the platform. In the November of 2021, Twitch- the streaming platform- also went on to gain support for SharePlay. Disney+ went on to follow it in December of 2021.