Want to share your Google Play purchases with other family members? Now it is possible. Open the Google Play application and sign up for the Google family plan. To do this, tap the three stripes icon in the top left corner.
Press the icon to enter the menu
Look for the Account section.
Go to the Account section
From the top menu, tap the Family tab.
Look for the Family tab
Tap the green Sign Up Now button.
Press Sign up now
Follow the on-screen instructions and complete the registration by adding the members of your family who should have access to the app. Several windows will guide you through the process, in this tap on Sign Up.
Tap Sign Up
Set up the main family account and tap Next.
Press Next at the bottom of the screen
To set up this feature, you must set up a credit card as a payment method. Tap Next to start the process.
Warning that a card is required
On the next window, tap Setup.
The following steps cannot be displayed. The system prevents taking screenshots as they contain sensitive information. In any case, you must fill out a form with all the necessary information about the payment method you have chosen.
Once that’s done, you’ll get a prompt to start adding content to your library.
Start adding content
You have to choose how the functionality behaves, whether you want all purchases to be approved automatically after they’re made, or you’re the one who manually adds content to this well-known library.
Choose the behavior of the function
In the next window, you can start inviting family members or skip this step. You can add members later. In this case we tap Next to do this.
invite family members
Select the contacts in your address book you want to invite and tap Send at the bottom to send them an invitation.
Select the contacts from your list
When you have sent all the invitations, you can complete the configuration by tapping this button.
If all went well, the Family Library section should appear in the three-line menu. Tap this option to see your compatible purchases with other users, whether they’re games, apps, movies, or books.
Family Library in the Google Play menu
To unblock a paid application, tap the three stripes icon and go to the My Applications & Games section. Select the “Installed” tab, find and tap the app you want. You’ll see the Family Collection option next to a slider. If you activate it, it will turn green and the whole group can use this application.
If you want to share an app with your group, remember that you can only share apps that have a house logo with a heart from the Google Play family collection.
Paid game compatible with Family Share
In addition, subscriptions cannot be shared and most applications with a sharing option apply to purchases made on or after July 2, 2006.
If you go back to the “Family” tab and tap “Family Collection Settings”, you can choose different options depending on the content.
Family Library settings
For games and apps, if you want to automatically share all purchases with the group, add previous purchases to the collection, or select each purchase manually, select the appropriate option.
Settings for apps and games
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