Apple included SharePlay in macOS Monterey 12.1, which was released on Monday. With SharePlay, you can now enjoy entertainment such as movies, music, and games on your Mac while synchronized with your friends via FaceTime with a list of supported apps found here.
In addition, SharePlay allows you to share your screen with your group. However, my colleague Monica Chin encountered some issues with SharePlay on Mac while the feature was in beta, so hopefully it runs more smoothly now that it’s widely available.
Some features in macOS Monterey 12.1 are also found in iOS 15.2. There’s also the new Apple Music Voice Plan, a less expensive tier of the music streaming service that allows you to listen to music using only your voice and Siri. You’ll be able to name people as “Legacy Contacts” who will have access to your iCloud data if you die. In addition, Apple will now allow parents to enable warnings that appear when their children receive or send iMessages containing naked photos.
However, one major feature is still missing from the new Monterey. Apple pushed it back to “this spring” this fall.