YouTube and Spotify can now be consumed together with Google Meet's new feature

By TechThop Team

Posted on: 12 Aug, 2022

The meet will now offer live video sharing features akin to Apple SharePlay, making it easier for callers to interact with content together as they talk.

The new features will be part of Google's merger between Duo and Meet video communication apps.

The merger also includes some live-sharing features (e.g. watching YouTube videos together), which Google already introduced back in February to Duo.

In addition to watching YouTube videos together, the live-sharing feature will let users listen to Spotify music, and play games like Heads Up!, UNO! Mobile or Kahoot!

These new features can be accessed through the three-dot menu under the new Activities tab, which also hosts Q&A options and polls. Using the Spotify icon, users can start a shared activity, such as listening to an audio track together.

The meeting will redirect them to the Spotify app where they can join a group session. In addition, Spotify Premium customers are only able to take part in group sessions that support two to five individuals.

In last week's update, Google renamed Duo to Google Meet and updated the icon for the video calling app. There’s a lot of confusion regarding Google Meet (original), but it will now be called “Google Meet (original),” with a green icon

As well as instant and scheduled meetings, virtual backgrounds and in-meeting chat, the tech giant has been adding new features to Meet.

Meet calls across platforms are well supported by these latest updates, but Apple's ecosystem's consumers are already used to this type of social content consumption through SharePlay.

which supports a wider range of apps including Apple TV+, TikTok, Disney+, Hulu, HBO Max, NBA, Twitch, TikTok, MasterClass, ESPN+, Paramount+, Pluto TV, Apple Fitness+, and Apple Music.

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