The search engine giant, Google has finally introduced the Google Play Family Library, which allows users to share purchases from Google Play over multiple accounts and devices. The most awaited feature which was released two years ago by Apple for iTunes apps and content is today going live on Google Play.
This free service or feature lets you share movies, apps, books, TV shows, and games with a small group of family members. The Family Library feature will be rolled out within few days to Australia, Brazil, Canada, France, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Mexico, New Zealand, the United Kingdom and the United States.
After setting up a Google Play Family Library, you will be currently allowed to share the apps, games, movies, TV shows, and books with up to six family members with no additional payments. You should notice that few items can be shared only if purchased through certain payment modes.
Once you become a part of the family library, you will find an option to add members through a switch button in listings. You need not necessarily make every purchase available to the family members; you can just choose and give access to the most acceptable content.
Few countries that include Germany, Italy, Japan, and Mexico have now access for book sharing. And another related note is that books, movies and TV shows in Google Play family Library can be shared with family members with iOS devices.
How do I sign-up to Family Library?
As soon as are you sign-up, create a group and opt a family payment method that all the six members can use to purchase items. Each member of the group can use their credit cards or gift cards to make payments. The other advantage is you can force members to seek authorization from you before buying.Google Play Music is not included in this plan. So, if you want to share songs, you should separately subscribe to the Music family which costs you $14.99.