With SharePlay, Apple releases the second beta for macOS Monterey 12.1

With SharePlay, Apple releases the second beta for macOS Monterey 12.1

Update 11/10: The second public beta of macOS 12.1 is now available.

macOS 12.1 beta 2 is appearing now via OTA for developers and public testers with build number 21C5031d. You can also download it from Apple’s Developer website or Apple’s public beta site if you’re not running the beta yet (full guide here).

macOS 12.1 beta re-enables SharePlay; Universal Control remains unavailable.

With the first macOS 12.1 beta, we saw Apple bring back SharePlay support. However, Universal Control didn’t show up. We’ll be keeping an eye out to see if the latter arrives with the second beta today.

Story Highlights

  • Apple has seeded developers with macOS 12.1 beta 2 after releasing the first macOS Monterey 12.1 beta at the end of October. It emerges as Apple prepares to release Universal Control and SharePlay for Mac “later this autumn.”

  • In addition, Universal Control is still not completely tested in 12.1 beta 2. Meanwhile, both developers and the general public may download the macOS Big Sur 11.6.2 beta.

New features and changes that come with macOS 12 Monterey include a totally redesigned Safari, Shortcuts app arriving on the Mac, a new Focus mode, Quick Notes, AirPlay to Mac,

However, Universal Control to seamlessly work across multiple Apple devices and SharePlay are both coming later this fall to the public.

Apple confirms Universal Control delay, says it’s launching sometime ‘later this fall’ Universal Control now labeled as ‘beta’ ahead of macOS Monterey official release.

SharePlay is already active in iOS 15.1, iPadOS 15.1, and tvOS 15.1, and the ‌macOS Monterey‌ 12.1 update brings Macs in line with the Apple TV and iOS devices.