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Google Play Music family plan

When you subscribe to the Google Play Music family plan, you and up to 5 family members can stream millions of songs for a monthly fee.

How the family plan works

With the family plan, everyone in your family group shares a Google Play Music subscription and can:

  • Stream music at the same time.
  • Use Google Play Music on up to 10 devices each.
  • Share eligible purchased items on Google Play using Family Library.

Note: Each family member still has separate Google Accounts, playlists, libraries, and offline content.

Countries 

The Google Play Music family plan is available in:

  • Australia
  • Belgium
  • Brazil
  • Canada
  • Chile
  • Czech Republic 
  • France
  • Germany
  • Ireland
  • Italy
  • Japan
  • Mexico
  • Netherlands 
  • New Zealand
  • Norway 
  • Poland 
  • Russia
  • South Africa
  • Spain
  • Switzerland 
  • Ukraine
  • United Kingdom
  • United States

Note: Every family member must be based in the same country as the family manager to join a family plan.

Requirements 

Family manager requirements

To sign up, you must meet all these requirements:

  • Be 18 or older (20 in Japan) and have a Google Account
  • Have a valid credit card to use as the family payment method
  • Live in a country where the family music plan is available
  • Not be part of another family group

Family member requirements

Anyone you invite to join your family must meet all these requirements:

  • Have a Google Account. If you have a family member under 13, the family manager needs to create a Google Account for them.
  • Live in the same country as the family manager.
  • Not be part of another family group.

Note: Anyone you invite to join your family will see your name, photo, and email address.

Subscribe to the family plan

Only the family manager can subscribe to the family plan. If your family manager doesn't want to subscribe, you can still purchase an individual subscription.

  1. Open the Play Music app Play Music.
  2. In the top left, tap Menu Menuand then Settings.
  3. Tap Start free trial, Upgrade to Family Plan, or Subscribe.
  4. Follow the instructions on screen to sign up for the family plan and set up Family Library.

Manage your subscription

Add or remove family members

If your family manager subscribed to the Google Play Music family plan, everyone in your family group has access to Google Play Music.

To change who has access to the family plan, the family manager needs to add or remove family members.

Cancel your family's Google Play Music subscription

If you're the family manager, you can cancel your family's Google Play Music subscription at any time.

What happens when you cancel

  • Your family members have access to Google Play Music until the end of the billing cycle. When the service is terminated, your family members will get an email letting them know they don't have access anymore. 
  • If your family members want to keep using Google Play Music, they can subscribe as individuals.
  • Your family group on Google Play won't get deleted, and family members can continue sharing eligible purchases using Family Library.
  • Family members won't be able to access music they saved to their device or playlists they created unless they purchase the content with their own payment method or subscribe to Google Play Music as individuals.

Cancel your subscription

  1. Open the Google Play Music app Play Music.
  2. In the top left, tap Menu Menu and then Settings and then Cancel subscription.

Troubleshoot problems

I'm still getting charged for my individual subscription

If your family manager subscribed to the Google Play Music family plan, you can cancel your individual subscription. You'll still have access to Google Play Music as long as your family manager keeps your family plan.

I don't see the option to subscribe or upgrade

If you don't see the option to subscribe or upgrade to the Google Play Music family plan, it might be for one of these reasons:

  • You aren't the family manager.
  • You don't live in one of the countries where the family plan works.
  • You're using Google Play Music as a gift. When the gift expires, you'll see the option to subscribe to the family plan.
  • Your Google Account is through your work, school, or other organization.
  • You're currently paying for YouTube Red. To sign up, cancel your YouTube Red membership. After your final billing date, you can sign up for the Google Play Music family plan. If you want to cancel sooner, contact us to cancel your membership immediately. 
My child can't use the family music plan

If you've created a Google Account for your child who is under 13, they can use your family music plan if they have the Google Play Music app installed.

If they're on Android and don't see the app installed, unblock the app.

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