Family Sharing not working for music

Discussion in 'Apple Music, Apple Pay, iCloud, Apple Services' started by mpolda, Sep 21, 2014.

  1. mpolda macrumors newbie

    Mar 12, 2010
    Just moved the kids to their own iCloud accounts and it's mostly working, but they can't see music. Anyone else seeing this?
  2. Primejimbo macrumors 68040

    Aug 10, 2008
    Not sure what device you're using, but on my iPhone if I go into iTunes I go to More (at the bottom) > purchased > and there I can see my wife's info. When I click on hers I can see Music, Movies, tv shows.

    Hope that helps.
  3. Ortiz7983 Suspended

    Aug 6, 2012
  4. mpolda thread starter macrumors newbie

    Mar 12, 2010
    It's official, Family Sharing doesn't work with iTunes Match

    Just spoke to a Senior Advisor at Apple and it turns out that family members can't see music from iTunes Match. They can only see music purchased from the iTunes store and even then they have to download it before they can play it. This totally ruins Family Sharing for me. Now I have to log into my account on the kid's devices for them to see all of the music, but because the iTunes and App store logins are combined in Settings I'll effectively be disabling the whole app approval process. I see two solutions to this issue. First, Apple could enable the sharing of iTunes Match since I already own the music anyway and am allowed to have it on multiple devices. Secondly, and less desirable, they could separate the iTunes and App Store logins in settings. I'm off to disable Family Sharing...:(

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