Google has introduced Family Library, which allows users to share their purchases on Google Play Store with six other people. Users can share their app, games, movies and TV shows with their family members or friends without any additional sign-up fee. Also, content can be shared across various Android devices, like smartphone, tablets, laptops or TV. The movies, shows and books can also be shared with iOS devices and on the web. Also Read - Honor V40 with Google Play services speculated after splitting from HuaweiAlso Read - Today's Tech News: Samsung Galaxy S20 price cut, Signal ramps up hiring
Essentially, the Family Library plan allows up to six people to share one Google Play account, without needing to pay up. Although there are no charges for signing up for the Family Library plan, users do need to feed in their credit card details for future purchases. The plan is quite similar to Google Play Music Family plan, with the Family Library, Google just allows you to share a larger variety of content. Also Read - How to move WhatsApp group chats to Signal
Fortunately, the family Library plan also allows you to manage the content that you share with other members in your Family Library plan. So in case you have your children or your parents in your plan, you can filter the items you share with them and the ones you want to keep private, can be kept in the personal library.
For purchases, the other family members you share the account with will have the option to use their own credit cards to make a purchase. Also since you d be sharing your Google Play account with so many other people, you d also have the power to approve each member s purchase.
Additionally, Google also allows users to share music by subscribing to Google Play music family plan. On this plan, up to six family members can stream songs on demand for $14.99 (Rs 1,000 approximately) a month.
The Family Library plan has currently been rolled out to Australia, Brazil, Canada, France, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Mexico, New Zealand, the UK and the US. Apple, in 2014, had launched a similar Family Sharing plan to share content on iTunes for free.