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Learn How To Disable SharePlay And Regain Privacy

SharePlay is a feature that allows you to connect with others through virtual connections, whether it be watching a movie together or playing multiplayer games. While it’s a great way to stay connected, there may be times when you want to turn off this feature for privacy reasons or to avoid distractions.

How to Turn Off SharePlay on Apple TV

Disabling SharePlay on Apple TV is a straightforward process. Here’s how you can do it:

  1. Using your Apple TV remote, press the “Menu” button to go to the home screen.
  2. Look for the active SharePlay session thumbnail on the home screen, which may show the participants’ faces or the content being shared.
  3. Highlight the active SharePlay session.
  4. Press the “Play/Pause” button on your remote.

By doing this, you will either pause or stop the SharePlay session, depending on your preference.

How to Turn Off SharePlay on Mobile Devices

If you want to disable SharePlay on your iPhone or iPad, follow these steps:

  1. Open your device’s settings.
  2. Scroll down and find “FaceTime”.
  3. Tap on “FaceTime” to access its settings.
  4. Look for the “SharePlay” option within the FaceTime settings.
  5. Toggle off the switch next to “Allow SharePlay”.

Following these steps will turn off the SharePlay feature on your mobile device, preventing the sharing of video, audio, screen, or music during FaceTime calls.

Note: If you decide to reactivate SharePlay, you can go through the same steps and toggle the “Allow SharePlay” switch back on.

Apps That Support SharePlay

SharePlay is supported by various apps across different categories:

Streaming services: Hulu, HBO Max, Disney+, Paramount+, SHOWTIME, MUBI, and Pluto TV.

Music and podcast apps: Apple Music, Spotify, and more in the future.

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Gaming apps: Various gaming apps that allow friends to play together.

Workout and fitness apps: Apple Fitness+, SmartGym, BetterSleep, and others.

Utility apps: Apps like Apollo for Reddit and CARROT Weather.

Social media and entertainment apps: TikTok, Twitch, and TikTok.

Educational apps: Kahoot and other educational apps.

While SharePlay offers a versatile way to connect virtually, if you prefer not to use it, you now know how to disable SharePlay on Apple TV and mobile devices.

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