What You Need to Know About Google Play’s Family Library
The Google Play family library is here to stay! Get familiar with the library and start sharing your Google Play downloads with your family like a pro.
Earlier this year, Google Play launched its family library in the US, Australia, Brazil, Canada, France, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Mexico, New Zealand, and the UK. While the standard Google Play library means that each individual sets up their own account and buys an app, a book, a song, a tv show, or a movie to be downloaded to their phone or tablet separately, with the family library, families are able to share their downloads from the Google Play store with one another.
This is a great way for families to share data with one another; however, the family library only allows six members per group — including a family manager that must be 18 years of age or older and can approve or disapprove of any purchases made by family members that are under 17 years of age. You can also only switch up your group once a year. So make sure you pick your six favorite family members and set them all up at one time.
Google Play’s family library allows your family to automatically add every download to every device. This is great if everyone in your family is interested in the same entertainment. However, if you are the parents of younger children, you may want to turn off the automatic adding feature so that you can watch your rated R movies without worrying that they’re seeing anything inappropriate.
You should also be aware that not everything from the Google Play store is sharable. Free apps and in-app purchases are not able to be shared and not every paid app is able to be shared. That’s alright, though; with so many other things to share, free apps aren’t missed.
While you’re sharing your favorite movies and books with your family, make sure that you download PSafe Total on every device. With its unbeatable AV protection, you can rest easy knowing that your devices are protected.