Apple SharePlay expands: Now control music on Apple TVs, HomePods, Bluetooth speakers

Apple SharePlay expands: Now control music on Apple TVs, HomePods, bluetooth speakers
An undated image showing multiple Apple gadgets.
An undated image showing multiple Apple gadgets. 

Apple’s SharePlay plans to extend speakers in homes. The HomePod, HomePod Mini, Apple TV, and any Bluetooth speakers are set to work with SharePlay and Apple Music.

It results that people can share control of the music in their homes with friends and family. Moreover, Apple’s music service is getting Music Haptics, which lets people hear difficulties in experiencing music on their iPhones.

Both new features were unveiled at Apple’s Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC). The new SharePlay power allows you to provide access to other people to what’s playing on the speakers in their homes.

Whereas, the user who is enabling the SharePlay session is required to have an Apple Music subscription. The users are required to bring their iPhone close to the iPhone of the subscriber or scan a QR code in the Apple Music SharePlay window.

As it’s done, people can control what’s playing on the HomePod, Apple TV, or Bluetooth speaker and add tracks to the playlist through the Apple Music app.

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Earlier, SharePlay was released for iPhones in iOS 15 as a service that allows people to stream music, online videos, and movies with friends over FaceTime. The CarPlay accomplishment followed in iOS 17. Currently, with iOS 18, people will have the ability to share that DJ control with friends in your home.

A new Music Haptics feature for Apple Music utilizes the iPhone’s Taptics Engine to “play taps, textures, and refined vibrations to the audio of the music.”

Apple indicated that Music Haptics is set to work across millions of songs in the Apple Music playlist. In addition, it will be available as an API so developers can include the feature in their apps. It is confirmed to launch this fall with iOS 18.