It was announced today by Google that YouTube is said to be getting support for SharePlay for customers that are subscribed to YouTube Premium.
Additionally, the company announced that YouTube Premium users that view videos on an iPhone will be getting the option to stream videos in enhanced 1080p from that device.
At this time, there is no official launch date for either of those new features, but Google stated it will be available “in the coming weeks.”
What users will have to do in order to use a feature like SharePlay is not only will both users have to be YouTube Premium subscribers, but also start a FaceTime and open the YouTube app while in the call. Users will additionally get the option to add the video quality the previously mentioned “enhanced” 1080p.
Other streaming services that have support for SharePlay include Disney+, Hulu, ESPN+, Paramount+, Pluto TV, and others.
YouTube Premium currently costs $11.99 a month when purchased directly through YouTube, but $15.99 a month when done through in-app purchases in the YouTube app in the App Store.