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How to Sign up for Google Play Family Library?

In this guide, we have explained how to sign up for the Google Play Family Library. This means you can share an app, a book, a movie, or a game that you downloaded or purchased on Google Play with your family members or friends.

Google Play Family Library can be shared with up to 5 family members. No sign-up fee is involved anywhere and it is entirely free to use. You must create a family group of your family members/friends to use the Google Play Family Library.

how to sign up for google play family library

Pre-Requisites of Using Google Play Family Library

The Google Play family library consists of a family manager and family members. Here are some of the rules set by for both parties that will use the family library.

Family Manager

  • You must be 18 years or older to manage a family library.
  • Have a valid credit card or debit card to use as the family payment method
  • You cannot be part of another family group on Google
  • A family group for the Google Play Family library cannot be created with a Google Account from your work, school, or any other organization.

Family Members

  • Family members of Google Play Family Library must live in the same country as the Family Manager.
  • They must have a Google account to sign into Google Play.
  • Members can only be a part of one Family group on Google Play.
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How to Sign up for a Family Group on Google Play?

First, you need to create a family group that will use the Google Play Family Library.

  1. Launch the Play Store app.
  2. Tap the Gmail profile picture to open the menu.
  3. From the menu tap on Settings.
  4. Next, tap on Family > tap on Sign up for Family Librarysign up for family library
  5. Tap on Sign Up.
  6. Then tap on Continue to create a family group.
    continue signing up to google play family library

If you already have a family group and you want to add members to it, then follow these steps.

  1. Launch the Play Store app.
  2. Tap the Gmail profile picture to open the menu.
  3. From the menu tap on Settings.
  4. Next, tap on Family > Family Group.
  5. Tap on Manage Family Members.
  6. Select Invite Family Member.
  7. Manually type the email address of the person you want to add to the family or select the name from the contacts list.
  8. Tap on Send to send out the invitation.

Add Members to Google Play Family Group  

You will continue from the sign-up after creating the family group. Now, start adding members to the group.

  1. Tap on Continue.
  2. You will be redirected to the Adding Purchased Items
  3. Select your preferred method between adding purchased items immediately or later at your convenience.
  4. Tap Continue.
  5. You will see the Invite Your Family section. Tap on Continue.
  6. Provide the card verification code for the desired credit card you want to use for Family Library.
  7. Tap on Verify.
  8. To add family members from your contacts list, tap on Add Recipients at the top of the page.
  9. You can manually type the Gmail address of the user you want to add to the Family Library.
  10. To send an invitation to the user, select Send.

How to Accept Family Library Invitation?

If someone adds you to a family group and invites you to a family library, you will receive an invitation through email.

  1. Open the Gmail app on your phone.
  2. Tap on the email carrying the invitation to access it.
  3. Tap on Accept Invitation.
  4. You will redirect to a new page.
  5. Tap on Get Started.
  6. Log in with your Gmail account and confirm that you want to use the same Google account for the Family Library.
  7. Tap on Join Family to continue.
  8. Tap on Continue to add eligible purchases to the Family Library. You can also opt to add them later.
  9. To move ahead tap on Got it.

How to Access any Content from Family Library?

To access any content on Family Library, follow these steps.

  1. Launch the Play Store app.
  2. Tap on the Gmail account avatar.
  3. From the menu tap on Library > Family Library.
  4. Now, you can see all the shared content under the Family Library.
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That’s all about how to sign up for the Google Family Library and share content with your family members. I hope you have a good time with your family group while enjoying the diverse content Play Store has to offer.

Swayam Prakash
Swayam Prakash
Swayam is a professional tech content creator with around 5000+ blog posts under his name on prominent tech websites. With knowledge of SEO & Digital Marketing, he creates consumer-tech-based content on all-things Android, iOS, and Windows OS.

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