Η Apple presented yesterday the fourth beta version of the upcoming macOS Monterey 12.1. The developers and public testers can use the new version for trial purposes. The new software comes just two weeks after release of the third beta and about a month after the official release of macOS Monterey.
Learn more: MacOS Monterey is now available on all Macs!
Registered developers can download macOS Monterey 12.1 beta profile through it Apple Developer Center and after installing the appropriate profile, the beta version will be available through the Software Update mechanism in System Preferences.
MacOS Monterey 12.1 brings SharePlay on Mac for the first time. SharePlay is a new feature designed by Apple to provide even more entertainment to its users. The new feature allows users to watch TV, listen to music and play games with friends and family during a FaceTime call.
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SharePlay allows all types of applications to work with FaceTime, with content being synced to everyone on the FaceTime call. You can listen to music with Apple Music and access shared playlists, watch TV shows and movies together, work out together, and even share your screen for things like device troubleshooting.
Apple designed SharePlay to run applications such as Apple TV, the Apple Fitness + and Apple Music, but there is also an API for developers so third-party applications can also use SharePlay FaceTime features for games and other experiences.
SharePlay is already available in iOS 15.1, iPadOS 15.1 and tvOS 15.1, therefore the macOS Monterey 12.1 update will bring this interesting feature to Macs as well.