More Screen-Share Please
My wife and I are flying together side by side in nice, comfortable business class seats. And, we would like to watch a movie during the 11 hour flight. Let me clarify: we would like to watch a movie together…as a shared moment.
Sharing one screen (iPhone or iPad) has several problems. After 30 minutes you get neck cramps. And, you can’t bridge audio using Bluetooth headphones.
Why isn’t there a standard, built in feature on iPhones and iPads (or a cross platform standard protocol everybody can use) for screen sharing? At home I can mirror my phone to my Apple TV, why not to any nearby person?
My wife and I could start up a movie and then mirror the screen and audio to the other person who is sitting in the airplane seat 2 feet away. We could laugh together, exchange glances, pause and talk, and have a moment of together time.
I think the need for this is widespread.
A teacher can share their screen with a classroom. Cross-country sharing would allow adding people into a meeting or a customer problem and we would all be on the same track. My mom is 91 and 5 hours away; I would love to watch a movie with her or show her some YouTube clips…she can’t even start a movie herself because of being paralyzed on one side…I would like to transition from FaceTime to screen sharing with her.
How is it that we have become so hyper-narrow in our view of conferencing services that we aren’t seeing the big elephant in the room?