Set up & manage a YouTube family plan

Set up a YouTube family plan to become a family manager, and share your YouTube Premium or YouTube Music Premium membership with up to 5 other family members in your household. If you're a family member, you can join a family group to share a YouTube family plan. 

Things to know before you start

  • Family members sharing a YouTube family plan must be 13 or older and live in the same household as the family manager. Learn more about family group requirements and what to do if you encounter errors while setting up your family plan
  • You can only change family groups once every 12 months.
  • Each family member's name, photo, and email address will be shared with the group.
  • You can contact support at any time if you need help with your YouTube family plan. 

Family managers: Sign up & create a family group

New YouTube Premium or Music Premium members

To sign up for YouTube family plan & create a family group:

  • Open the YouTube app, and tap your profile photo > Paid memberships. 
  • Tap Try family.
  • Follow the steps to set up your family group.

 

Existing YouTube Premium or Music Premium members

  • Open the YouTube app, and tap your profile photo > Paid memberships.
  • Scroll down, and tap Upgrade.
  • Tap Buy to confirm the purchase.
  • Set up your family group.

Family managers: Add or remove family members

Add family members

If you're the family manager, you can invite up to 5 family members (ages 13+) to join your family group.
  1. Sign in to the Google account associated with your YouTube paid membership.
  2. Select your profile photo > Paid memberships in the YouTube app.
  3. Under "Manage your membership," select Manage family.
  4. Enter the email address or phone number of the person you want to invite.
  5. Select Send. You'll get an email notification when someone joins your family.
     

Remove family members

If you're the family manager, you can remove people from your family group at any time. 
  1. Sign in to the Google account associated with your YouTube paid membership.
  2. Select your profile photo > Paid memberships in the YouTube app.
  3. Under "Manage your membership," select Manage family.
  4. Select the name of the person you want to remove.

 Family managers: Other family manager tasks

Change your payment method

Learn how to update your YouTube paid membership, including your payment method.

Cancel your paid membership

You can cancel your YouTube paid membership at any time. When you cancel, you will still have access to your YouTube paid membership until the end of your monthly billing cycle. After that, all family members will lose access to the YouTube paid membership, but will still keep their Google accounts.

 Family members: Join or leave a family group

Join a family group

If the family manager with a YouTube paid membership has invited you to join the family group, you'll get an email or SMS invitation. Follow the instructions in the invitation to join the family group.

Leave a family group or get an individual YouTube paid membership

You can leave your family group within your Google account settings page. Then, sign up for your own YouTube paid membership in the YouTube app by selecting your profile photo > Paid memberships.
Note: If you leave your family group, you can accept an invitation to join a different family group or create your own group. However, you can only switch families once every 12 months. If you leave a family group and join a new one, you won't be able to join another family group for 12 months.

Location requirements for family plans

Family plan location requirements
To be eligible to share a YouTube family membership, all family members must live at the same residential address as the family manager. This will be confirmed by electronic check-ins every 30 days.

Contact support at any time if you need help with your YouTube family plan.

 

Contact support at any time if you need help with your YouTube family plan.

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