Yesterday, Apple took to the digital stage for its huge WWDC occasion, it’s rather a lot like what Google I/O is for Android. Among the many new options, it teased was a technique to have FaceTime calls on Android or Home windows. Beforehand, FaceTime calls had been solely accessible for customers on Apple gadgets akin to iPhones, iPads, and Mac computer systems.
Sadly, it wasn’t a FaceTime app for Android, however reasonably a manner for customers to affix FaceTime calls through a hyperlink, just like how Zoom calls work. It’s clear Apple is feeling overlooked as many individuals turned to Zoom and different cross-platform options throughout the pandemic, and a yr after the pandemic was raging they’ve lastly caught up.
Whatever the causes, it is going to be good to take FaceTime calls on our Android and Home windows gadgets sooner or later. I say sooner or later, as a result of no date has been launched for when the function will roll out. Presumably, it’s going to launch someday later this yr when iOS 15 comes out, however it might present up earlier.
Together with its new cross-platform capabilities, Apple additionally introduced some thrilling new options for FaceTime. Most notably is the SharePlay function that lets you share music or streaming video from companies akin to Apple TV Plus, Apple Music, Disney Plus, HBO Max, Hulu, Twitch, and extra.
Throughout the pandemic methods to observe movies remotely collectively gained reputation with many companies including a technique to host watch events. SharePlay takes it a step additional by permitting you to be on a video name with individuals as you watch collectively.
Each of those options are extremely anticipated, particularly the cross-platform FaceTime calls. Lastly, us Android customers will have the ability to have calls with all of our household and associates on iOS and Mac gadgets with out having to stroll them by means of grabbing a third-party app.