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How to Set Up & Use Google Play Family Library

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Similar to Play Music Family Plan, Google Family Library allows you and 5 other family members or friends to access the same collection of purchased content.

Similar to Apple’s Family Sharing, Google’s Family Library will let you select a single credit card that you will use to share as a family payment method. However, the other family members will be able to configure different payment options or use gift cards for specific purchases. However, the other family members will be able to configure different payment options or use gift cards for specific purchases.

Google also implemented what you can call a “personal library“, which is there to allow you to keep certain movies, books or apps to yourself. This is great if you’d rather not share certain films or books with your children.

So far, Family Library is only available in US, Canada, Mexico, UK, Ireland, France, Japan and a few other countries. To check if it is available in your region, access this link. If you able create an account, you’re good to go.

How to Set Up Google Play Family Library

1. Open Google Play Store and go to Menu > Account > Family > Sign up for Family Library.

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2. As the family administrator, you need to enter your name, address and credit card details .

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3. After you established yourself as the Family Manager, it’s time to invite your family. Go to Menu > Account > Family > Manage Family Members and tap on Invite Family Members. You will then have to insert the email of each family member that you want to invite.

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Note: Remember you only have 5 invitations, excluding yourself.

4. Once your family members have joined, you can begin to share free apps, movies, and books. All your shared content should be available in My apps & games under Family Library.

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