Google Duo Live Sharing is weirdly underbaked compared to Apple SharePlay

Long-distance relationships are rough. I know better than most, as my partner and I lived apart for four years before we could finally move in together. We passed hundreds of hours together on FaceTime to make the distance more bearable. And looking back, I can only wish we’d had features like Apple SharePlay or Google Duo Live Sharing available to us back then.

SharePlay and Live Sharing have the same premise: one person shares their screen with the other so they can host synchronized movie nights, listen to playlists, or scroll through social media and viral videos together. SharePlay works across the Apple ecosystem — iPhones, iPads, and MacBooks — while Google Duo only works on Galaxy S22, Galaxy Tab S8, and Pixel devices, with more Android devices planned for later this year.

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