​Google Play Family Library allows content sharing between six accounts

Google has introduced Family Library, which allows up to six users to share purchases on Google Play.
Written by Asha Barbaschow, Contributor
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Google has launched Family Library for Google Play allowing up to six family members to share purchases including apps, games, movies, television shows, and books for free.

All purchases made through the Google Play Store and added to the Family Library are now made available across Android devices, with movies, television shows, and books also available on iOS devices, as well as the web.

The company said users will be able to choose what items they want shared between the family, with options to block children from accessing certain content.

When a user signs up they will be required to select a credit card to share as the family payment method, with the option to place a payment approval on accounts for members such as children.

Family Library will be rolling out over the next few days from Wednesday, and will be available in Australia, Brazil, Canada, France, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Mexico, New Zealand, the United Kingdom, and the United States.

Plans to introduce Family Library were unveiled earlier this year when Google sent an email to app developers directing them to allow the sharing of purchases between users.

Google Play Family Library follows the launch of Google Play Music Family in December which also supports up to six accounts.

Google Play Music Family will be also available as of Wednesday in Ireland, Italy, Mexico, and New Zealand, with worldwide users now able to sign up via the web, in addition to an Android device.

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