I'd like to subscribe to Apple Music. To do that, though we have to have Family Share turned on. I've been reluctant to do so as I'm afraid it'll actually introduce more complexity and headache than our current setup. Currently, we: Share the same Apple ID (mine) All purchases are done through that ID Kids and wife will occasionally purchase music that are specific to their tastes. All music goes into the large RAID array I have in house. I and my kids sync against my iMac. My wife syncs against her iMac. My kids rarely sync against my iMac. They rely mostly on being able to download anything we've purchased directly from iTunes. All our iOS devices are configured to use our personal iCloud accounts for iCloud stuff, and all iOS devices are configured to use my Apple ID for media/store access/downloads. This works fine for us now. There are concerns about the future though, when our kids move out and start managing their own media about whether or not they'd be able to take 'their' music with them, but that's a bit beyond the scope of this question. One of the things I want to avoid is having to search multiple family members' purchases to find a track/artist to download ... ie. if someone in the family purchases a soundtrack using their Apple ID (as part of Family Share), and I want to have access to that too, do I have to know which person purchased it? Is it easy to just snag the media I want regardless of who initiated the purchase? Another thought: with family share, is it possible to apply iTunes gift cards to individual family members? Such that, if they make an iTunes purchase, it'll deduct from their gift card before hitting the default payment method for the Family? Is it possible to turn off the purchase approval step? I see, for example, if a kid makes a purchase the administrator of the Family Share has to approve that purchase. Can that be turned off? tl;dr: If anyone can provide some insight on the daily issues/benefits of Family share, I'd really appreciate it!