- Apr 12, 2001
Google this morning announced "Family Library" for Google Play that allows six family members to share their online purchases from the company's stores across devices.
The new program means movies, TV shows, and books can be shared by families on iOS devices and the web, as well as over connected TV platforms like Roku and Smart TVs, with no sign-up fee required.
Starting today, Family Library is rolling out over the next few days and will be available in Australia, Brazil, Canada, France, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Mexico, New Zealand, the U.K. and the U.S.
Meanwhile, up to six people can continue to share streamed music using Google Play Music's existing $14.99-a-month family plan, which today expanded to Ireland, Italy, Mexico, and New Zealand.
Users of Family Library can access a new setting in the Play Store, where one person is designated "Family Manager" and they can then add other members. Member purchases are shared by everyone by default, although an option to selectively share purchases is also available.
Lastly, the system supports pre-configured Parental Control settings on children's devices, and parents can approve purchases requested by younger family members.
Article Link: Google Play Debuts 'Family Library' for Sharing Purchases Across Devices