Sharing Apple Music only

Discussion in 'Apple Music, Apple Pay, iCloud, Apple Services' started by TitanTiger, Jul 4, 2015.

  1. TitanTiger macrumors 6502

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    I'm so confused as to the Family Sharing thing for Apple Music. All I want to do is do the family plan for Apple Music for me and my wife for $14.99. We don't want to share iTunes libraries, iBooks, Apps or any crap like that. Is there the ability to turn off sharing for everything except Apple Music?
     
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  3. StonewallBrown macrumors regular

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    I don't think you understand how Family Sharing works.

    You aren't sharing anything, unless you want to. If you go to buy an album, show, movie and your wife has already purchased said item, you won't have to pay for it. It's not a system, where you are forced to see every purchase from one account, on the other accounts. You are thinking buffet style, and it's more like al a cart.
     
  4. TitanTiger thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Hmm....maybe I am. So it doesn't suddenly merge playlists, iTunes libraries and such?

    So let me ask this...if adding a child to the sharing plan, can you restrict what they are able to access of yours?
     
  5. StonewallBrown macrumors regular

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    No. Your account remains the way it has always been. Now, you just won't have to pay twice for the same music, shows movies and apps. Even your Apple Music libraries will remain separate. Only issue you might have, is if you currently share an iTunes library. Apple music matches your iTunes library and uploads it the cloud.
     
  6. felixen macrumors 6502a

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    I have a question.. We are 5 people in my family but are all adults and my siblings and I live in separate homes. I have been trying to research this whole Family Sharing thing but I find it a little confusing.. For instance, from what I've gathered it sounds like there is one "master account" that the other "sub accounts" connect to, and the "master account" is the one that gets billed every month if we sign up for Apple Music. So this is fine, but it sounds like all purchases made from a "sub account" will be billed to the "master account". Is this really the case? Like, if my sister decides to purchase some Candy Crush lives I'm not interested in paying for those if I'm the one with the "master account" lol.

    I'm sure I have misunderstood this, but it just sounded like Family Sharing was intended for families with kids who all live in the same house and who needs the parents to approve / pay for ANYTHING that the kids will purchase.


    To sum a long-ass message up into a question:
    Can I get the Apple Music family plan and share it with my parents and 2 siblings while we each keep our own Apple IDs and are able to make our own purchases as usual?
     
  7. StonewallBrown macrumors regular

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    Short answer, no. Longer answer, yes. As the "Master" account holder, all "Sub" purchases are made off of your credit card. However, there is a work around. iTunes gift cards. If each member only makes purchases only by using iTunes gift cards, your credit card will not be charged. Not the answer you are looking for, but is currently the only work around.
     
  8. Scott549 macrumors regular

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    I got it to work for myself, wife and two kids. It sends invitations for them to join. I think it sets it up so that all iTunes purchases go to the original "organizer" using that credit card. You can set it up so that others have to get permission.
     
  9. StonewallBrown macrumors regular

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    Yup, that's how I have it setup. Obviously, my wife doesn't need permission. Glad that you've got it up and running.
     
  10. felixen macrumors 6502a

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    Alright, gotcha. That's a shame but at least it's something there's a work around, although it isn't super convenient
     

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