ESPN+ now supports watching with others via SharePlay

SharePlay, features baked into platforms like iOS and macOS, allow users to jump into shared experiences, like watching movies and TV shows together. It supports first-party apps like Apple TV, of course, but the good news is it also supports third-party content, too. And now one more option has joined the list.

Today, the ESPN app was updated to version 6.64. And, as first caught by Appleosophy, it supports SharePlay with the update. This means SharePlay users can jump into watching the same content together, but they’ll need to make sure it’s eligible material.

Resource: How to share your screen with FaceTime

Select live sporting events will be watchable together, for instance. Not that the app’s landing page goes out of its way to say which games will be supported by SharePlay. ESPN Originals are supported right away, though. Here’s the official description of the feature’s support:

Stream together with SharePlay – With SharePlay, you can stream select live sports, ESPN+ Originals, and more with friends and family on FaceTime. Try it out on your iPhone, iPad, or Apple TV (accessible on latest iOS, iPadOS, or tvOS 15.1 update).

There is a lot of content available on ESPN, and there should be plenty of it that supports SharePlay via FaceTime. However, there will probably be limitations, too. As far as coverage is concerned, ESPN+ subscribers can watch NHL, NBA, college sports, MLB, football/soccer, and much more.

Disney, which owns ESPN, added SharePlay support to its range of Disney+ content before the end of 2021.

Resource: A list of third-party apps that support SharePlay

This should be a welcomed addition for ESPN+ users. And the feature should be live now.