Set up a YouTube family plan

Get a YouTube family plan to share a YouTube paid membership, or Primetime Channels (US, Germany, France, Australia, and UK only), with up to 5 other members of your household.

How to Create Family Groups on YouTube and YouTube TV

How the family plan works

YouTube family plans allow you to share membership benefits with up to 5 family members who live within the same residential address.

  • The family manager:
    • Is the primary account holder.
    • Creates a Google family group and can invite family members to the group.
  • Family members:
    • Use their own Google account to access a shared membership.
    • Can view Primetime Channels content the family manager purchases. Members can also purchase their own individual Primetime Channel, which won’t be shared with the family manager.
    • Have their own personal library, subscriptions, and recommendations – we won’t share viewing preferences or watch history across family member accounts.
    • Age restrictions apply for family members <18.
  • Family groups share access to:
Note: Family plans are currently not available in Belarus, Iceland, Israel, Slovenia, South Korea, or Venezuela.

Family plans on YouTube Premium

To get all the benefits of a YouTube Premium family plan, including ad-free watching, offline downloading, and background play, go here to select the family plan membership.

Family plans on YouTube Music Premium

To get all the benefits of a YouTube Music Premium family plan, including ad-free listening, offline playing, and screen off audio, go here to select the family plan membership.

Family plans on YouTube TV

If you've purchased a YouTube TV membership, you can create a family group to share your membership with up to 5 people at no additional cost. When you create a family group, you become the family manager.
As the family manager, you're the only person who can purchase and make membership decisions in YouTube TV. If you purchase extra subscriptions and packages, family members can view these add-ons from their accounts.
You'll also set the home location and can invite or remove family members from your family group. 
To sign up and create a family group:
  1. Sign in to YouTube TV.
  2. Select your profile photo and then Settings  and then Family sharing .
  3. Select Set up.
  4. Create a Google family group.
  5. Agree to the YouTube Paid Terms of Service and Google Privacy Policy.
  6. Select Cancel or Next.
  7. Your family members will receive an email invitation to join the group, and can use their Google accounts to log in.

Family plans on YouTube Primetime Channels

If you’ve set up a family plan, access to Primetime Channels will be shared automatically with all family members that are invited.

Family group requirements

Important: You will not be able to start or join a family plan using a Google Workspace account. To sign up for a family plan, create or sign in to your regular Google Account.

Family Manager requirements

As the family manager, you're the only individual who can buy a YouTube family plan or make membership decisions for the family group. You'll set the household location and can invite or remove family members.

To share your YouTube family plan with your family group, you must:

  • Be 18 years of age or older (or the appropriate age in your geography).
  • Have a Google Account. If you have a Google Workspace account, you’ll need to create or sign in to a regular Google account.
  • Live in a country where YouTube Premium, YouTube Music Premium, or Primetime Channels are available.
    • Note:
      • Family plans are not available in Korea.
      • Primetime Channels are only available in the United States, Germany, France, Australia, and the United Kingdom.
  • Not be part of another family group.
  • Have not switched family groups in the last 12 months.

Family member requirements

The family manager can invite up to 5 family members to join a family group. To join a family group sharing a YouTube family plan, you must:

  • Have a Google account. If you have a Google Workspace account, you’ll need to create or sign in to a regular Google account.
  • Live within the same residential address as the family manager.
  • Live in a country or region where YouTube Premium, YouTube Music Premium, or Primetime Channels are available.
  • Not be part of another family group.
  • Have not switched family groups in the last 12 months.
Tip: Learn how to set up and manage your YouTube family plan. If you need help with your family plan, you can also get in touch with support at any time.

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