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Set up & manage a YouTube Red family plan

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

Things to know before you start

  • Family members sharing Youtube Red must be 13 or older and live in the same household as the family manager. Learn more about family group requirements
  • 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 Red family plan.

Family managers: Sign up & create a family group 

New YouTube Red members

You can currently only create a family group in a web browser on a computer. Learn more about signing up for YouTube Red.

Existing YouTube Red members

You can currently only manage a family group in a web browser on a computer. Learn more about managing your YouTube Red membership.

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.
You can currently only manage a family group in a web browser on a computer. Learn more about managing your YouTube Red membership.

Remove family members

If you're the family manager, you can remove people from your family group at any time. 

You can currently only manage a family group in a web browser on a computer. Learn more about managing your YouTube Red membership

 Family managers: Other family manager tasks

Change your payment method

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

Cancel your YouTube Red membership

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

You can leave your family group within your Google account settings page. Then, sign up for your own YouTube Red membership in the YouTube app by selecting your profile photo > Get YouTube Red.
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.

Household location

Household location requirements

To be eligible to share a YouTube Red 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 Red family plan.

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