How to create Google Play Music Family Plan


We had earlier reported that Google Play Music Family Plan became available in the second week of December last year. In this post we will show you how to create a Google Play Music Family Plan and how to send invitations so as to allow your friends and family to join the plan.

You may need to have a look at more about Google Play Music Family Plans, if this is the first time you’re going to subscribe it. The Family plan for Google Play Music comes at $14.99 which is similar to Apple music’s family plan which also costs $14.99. The individual plan is priced at $9.99, therefore family plan is comparatively cheaper than any other plans of other leading music services, because it would cost only $2 per member if there are six members in your family.

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According to Google, Family plan is available only to users who are living in US, UK, Canada, Australia, Germany and France. Therefore you may want to consider your location as well before subscribing the plan. However, the users in other countries will not have to get worried as the feature is likely to be available in more countries very soon.

After creating the plan you will be able to send invitations only if other members also belong to the same country, has a Google account and is at least 13 years older.

Below are the steps on how to create a Family Plan in Google Play Music:

Step 1: The first step is different depending on whether you are already a subscriber or not.

For existing subscribers, Open the Music settings and tap “Upgrade to family plan” and follow the steps accordingly.

Step 1 Google Play Music Family Plan

For those of you who are using Play Music for the first time, open the app and tap on Start free trial, then tap “Other Plans” in the next page and select “Family” button on the next screen. After registering the family plan, continue with the next steps accordingly.

Step 1 Google Music Family Plan Image 2

Step 2: Upgrading to Family Plan from your account makes you as the family manager. It allows you to control the payment methods. It means that every purchase will have to be approved by you to make its content available.

Step 3: You can send invitations for up to 5 friends (or family friends). Enter the email addresses after tapping the blue plus icon which is followed by an option to send either custom email or the default “Join our family on Google Play” message to invite your friends.

Step 4: Notify your friends or family members to whom you’ve sent invitations and ask them to click on the link to accept the invitation in the email that they’ve received.

That’s it. Everything is done and you are all set to use the Google Music Family Plan.

Let us know your experience in creating the Google Music Family plan in your comments below.

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