Google Play Family Library Is Live, Lets You Share Purchases With Six Members

Ali Salman
Posted Jul 27, 2016
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The service has been running in rumors for a while, but now that it’s out of the closet, Google Play users can share purchases and content with up to six family members. For the company and its Play Store, the digital storefront is getting much easier and seamless. The company announced its Google Play Family Library service which will allow users to share their online Google Play Store purchases  and content with others household members.

Google Play Family Library Allows Users To Share Content And Purchases With Up To Six Members

So with a little bit of setup involved, users will now be able to share purchases with every device in their household. Once you sign up for Google Play Family Library, you will need to enter a default credit card which will be used to cover purchases made by any device in the house. Family members have been bestowed with the ability to choose content that they want to share. You can do this by sharing content with the Family Library and then choose which content is not available to share as well. The account administrator or keeper will be able to approve the purchases for other users to use their own credit or gift cards. The sign up process is free so you can easily complete the process without a hassle.

While all the Google Play apps and media content will sync across each Android device in your household, specifically, only books, TV shows and movies will be available to iOS users. So it’s definitely one step forward as Google considers to put iOS on the line as well. All in all, the the sharing experience begets a seamless and streamlined experience for Android users when it comes to sharing purchases and content.

Google Play Family Library is live as of Wednesday, however, it will roll out to users gradually in the next 48 hours. The service will be available in Brazil, Canada, Australia, France, Germany, Ireland, Japan, New Zealand, Mexico, United States and the United Kingdom in the next few days. So be sure to wait if the service does not appear immediately. Moreover, it is worth noting that Google Play Family Library does not work collectively with Google Play Music family plan, which the company introduced last December.

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This is it for now, folks. Are you a fan of Google Play Family Sharing? What do you think about the service? Share your thoughts with us in the comments.

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