Google has officially announced the launch of “Family Library” – allows up to six family members to share their purchases made across Google Play with no additional fees. This includes the ability to share movies, TV shows, books, apps and games. This can be done across Android phones & tablets, and movies, TV shows, and books can be enjoyed on the Web and through Google’s apps for iOS.
There’s no additional fee for Google Play Family Library, you just have to set it up. When you do that you have to select a credit card to share as your family payment method, but other family members will also get the option to buy stuff with their own cards or with gift cards. With Family Library, you also can choose which items you want to share and which to keep personal. You’ll have two separate libraries – one is shared (family members can access it), while the other is private. You also can manage your kid’s role, you’ll have the option to approve each of their purchases.
Google Play Family library will be available in Australia, Brazil, Canada, France, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Mexico, New Zealand, the United Kingdom and the United States over the next few days.
Alongside the “Family Library” launch, Google has also expanded access to its music family plan. Last Year Google launched the Google Play Music family plan, where up to six family members can stream millions of songs on demand for $14.99 a month. This is now available in four new countries: Italy, Mexico, Ireland, and New Zealand. Previously available in the U.S., U.K., Australia, France, Germany, Brazil, Canada, and Japan. You can sign up here to access the Google Play Music family plan.
Music is not shared in the Family Library plan, it is streamed and shared with up to six members through the Google Play Music Family Plan.
Source: Google Blog