Apple Music Family Accounts without Family Sharing?

Discussion in 'Apple Music, Apple Pay, iCloud, Apple Services' started by JOV97, Jul 1, 2015.

  1. JOV97 macrumors newbie

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    I was a bit disgruntled to find that the Apple Music 'Family Plan' is dependent on Family Sharing. This means I can't invite others to use one of the 6 accounts without also giving them my method of payment! I know you can turn on 'ask for purchases' but it's a rudimentary fix for what seems like a huge oversight to me... any ideas?
     
  2. tasset macrumors 6502a

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    Get an Amex Bluebird card, or other some form of payment that doesn't have a monthly fee or have the ability to be in a negative balance. Best I can advise given Family Sharing requires participants to have the payment info.
     
  3. 1080p macrumors 68020

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    Well... it's not really an oversight. It is a FAMILY plan. For your immediate family... not extended family or friends. It's so that Dad, Mom and their teenage daughter can stream simultaneously without having to spend $10 each per month for streaming. It's so that Dad's music library isn't filled with One Direction, or any other boy bands from his daughter. It isn't meant to be a way for you and 5 friends to cheap out and split a $15/mo streaming bill.
     

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