Can you use SharePlay for Netflix?

Answered by Jeremy Urbaniak

Unfortunately, SharePlay does not currently support streaming Netflix directly. SharePlay is a feature introduced by Apple that allows users to share their screens or stream media together while on a FaceTime call. However, Netflix is not among the supported apps for SharePlay.

But don’t worry, there are still ways to enjoy Netflix together with friends or family. One option is to use third-party screen-sharing apps or services. These apps allow you to share your screen with others, so you can watch Netflix simultaneously. Popular screen-sharing apps include Zoom, Discord, and Google Meet. By starting a video call on one of these platforms and sharing your screen, you can watch Netflix together and chat about the show or movie in real-time.

Another option is to synchronize your Netflix viewing manually. This method requires a bit more coordination but can work well if you want to watch Netflix with someone who is not physically present. Here’s how you can do it:

1. Choose a show or movie you both want to watch on Netflix.
2. Start playing the content at the same time on your respective devices.
3. Communicate through a messaging app, voice call, or video call to stay synced and share your thoughts about the content.

While this method doesn’t provide a seamless shared viewing experience like SharePlay, it can still be enjoyable to watch Netflix together and discuss the plot, characters, or your reactions.

It’s worth noting that these alternatives may not offer the same level of convenience and integration as SharePlay, but they can still enhance your Netflix-watching experience when you want to enjoy it with others remotely.

SharePlay does not currently support Netflix streaming. However, you can use third-party screen-sharing apps or manually synchronize your Netflix viewing to watch together with friends or family.