Google Play Purchases Can Now Be Shared

PaulRubens on Thursday July 28, 2016 at 09:11:26 AM

Google Play Purchases Can Now Be Shared

Family Library allows up to six family members to share content purchased from the Google Play Store.

(CCM) — Google is easing the restrictions it places on content bought from its Google Play Store and is now allowing up to six family members to share their purchases, the company announced yesterday. Google Play Family Library allows eligible apps, games, movies, TV shows, and books to be shared on any Android device. Movies, TV shows, and books can also be shared on iOS devices and on the web. A single credit card is used as the family payment method, but Google allows the card holder to approve any purchases made by children. The new service appears to be Google's response to Apple's Family Sharing, which also allows up to six family members to share purchased content and which was introduced over two years ago.

Family Library will roll out out to users over the next few days and will be available in the United States as well as Australia, Brazil, Canada, France, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Mexico, New Zealand, and the United Kingdom. Last year, Google launched a similar service for music called the Google Play Music family plan that allows up to six family members to stream songs for $14.99 per month.

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