- Will live sharing apps see all updates that have been broadcast?
- No, apps are only guaranteed to receive the most recent update.
- How should I handle users fighting over the controls or trolling each other?
- There are no direct mechanisms within the API. Hopefully, social pressure will prevail.
- What happens when one user is paused due to buffering?
- The user will fall behind the others. We’ll attempt to gracefully catch them up when buffering completes. In extreme cases, you might consider issuing a pause command to all others to allow them to catch up.
- How should I handle users with different subscription levels (for example, one person sees ads and another does not)?
- Google is leaving this up to the content providers to decide.
- How should I handle content that's only available to some users but not others due to regional, subscription, or other differences?
- In the future, we’ll be adding a mechanism to allow content providers to share user metadata across the co-watching experience. This will allow them to coordinate which media to surface during the co-watching session.
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Last updated 2022-05-11 UTC.