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Tell your mum, your kids and your dog - you can now share your music, movies and apps with the Google Play Family Library

Families bond over shared entertainment, whether it’s Friday night movie night or a new favourite song. With this in mind, we’re introducing Family Library, a way for up to six family members to share purchases on Google Play. When you buy an eligible app, game, movie, TV show, or book in the Play Store, you can now share it with your family—across devices—with no additional sign-up fee.


Share across your family’s devices 
Many families have a lot of devices, and it should be easy to share content no matter where we are or what we’re doing. Everyone in my family loves the Star Wars movies and we all want to be able to watch them on our phones, tablets, laptops, or TV. All purchases added to Family Library are available across Android devices, and movies, TV shows and books can be enjoyed on iOS devices and the web.

Easily manage sharing and family purchases 
As with most family matters, flexibility and choice is important. With Family Library, you can choose which items you want to share and which to keep to yourself—for example, I’ll probably keep my collection of comic books in my personal library. Flexibility is also built into your purchasing options. When you sign up, you’ll select a credit card to share as your family payment method, but your family members will always have the option of buying stuff with their personal credit cards or gift cards. And for your younger family members, you’ll have the option to approve each of their purchases.

Share a Music subscription with your family 
Finally, if your family loves music, you can also subscribe to the Google Play Music family plan. On this plan, up to six family members can stream millions of songs on demand for $14.99 a month. We launched the family plan late last year, and today we’re expanding it to New Zealand. And you can now sign up on the web, in addition to your Android device.

Family Library is available in Australia and New Zealand from today. To get started, sign up in Google Play, invite your family members, and start sharing what you love!



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