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. You can share your 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. 

Note: If you're a member of an existing Google family group, you can't purchase a YouTube family plan, but you can ask your family manager to make the purchase.

Things to know before you start

  • Family members sharing a YouTube family plan must 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.
  • If you need help with your YouTube TV family plan, you can get in touch with support at any time. 

 

Things to know if you're currently a Google Play Music subscriber

  • To upgrade to a Google Play Music family plan, check out this page.
  • If you're currently subscribed to an individual Google Play Music plan that includes YouTube Premium, upgrading to a Google Play Music family plan will cause you to lose access to YouTube Premium. If you'd like to maintain your YouTube Premium benefits, and have a family plan, cancel your Google Play Music subscription and sign up for a YouTube Premium family plan using the instructions below.

How to set up and manage a YouTube family plan

Family managers: Sign up & create a family group 

New YouTube Premium or Music Premium members

To get started, pick a family manager who is 18 or older. The family manager is the only person who can purchase a family plan or make membership decisions. Learn more about signing up for a YouTube paid membership.

To sign up for a YouTube Premium or Music Premium membership & create a family group:

  1. In the YouTube app, tap on your profile picture and then Paid memberships.
  2. You'll see paid membership options for YouTube Music Premium and YouTube Premium. Click Learn More for the subscription that you are interested in purchasing.
  3. Click "Or save money with a family or student plan."
  4. Click "Get family plan." If you're eligible for a family plan trial, you may see an option to "Try it free." 
  5. If you're the family manager of an existing Google family group, you will see a dialog confirming your family group. Select Continue to proceed with the purchase and share your family plan with members of your existing family group. If this does not apply to you, skip to step 6. 
  6. If you don't already have a Google family group, follow the steps to purchase your subscription first. Then you'll be guided through the process of creating a family group.
Note: If you're having trouble signing up for a family plan, it may be because you have several Google Play payments profiles. If so, learn how to update or switch your country/region profile

Existing YouTube Premium or Music Premium members

To upgrade your individual Premium or Music Premium membership to a family plan: 
  1. In the YouTube app, tap on your profile picture and then Paid memberships.
  2. Tap Get family plan.
  3. Tap Get family plan again.
  4. Tap Buy.
  5. Set up your Google family group. 
    • Are you the family manager of an existing Google family group? Select Continue to proceed and share YouTube Premium with members of your existing family group.
    • Are you creating a Google family group? To set up a family group: 
      • Invite up to five family members to join your family group, and send them invitations via email or text.
      • Select Send.
      • Family members will get an invitation, and can select Get started and confirm their account.
      • Family members who accept your invitation will join the family group and have access to YouTube Premium.
    • Are you a family member of an existing Google family group? You can't purchase YouTube Premium, but you can ask your family manager to make the purchase.
Notes:
  • Special offers are not transferable to the YouTube family plans. If you upgrade to a family plan during a free trial that's longer than 1 month, your trial will be shortened to 1 month. If you later cancel your family plan, you can't go back to your free trial. Learn more about updating your YouTube paid membership.
  • If you're having trouble signing up for a family plan, it may be because you have several Google Play payments profiles. If so, learn how to update or switch your country/region profile

Family managers: Add or remove family members

Add family members

If you're the family manager, you can invite up to 5 family members to your family group.
Add a family member:
  1. Sign in to the Google Account associated with your YouTube paid membership.
  2. In the YouTube app, tap on your profile picture and then Paid memberships.
  3. Tap Edit next to Family sharing settings.
  4. Tap Invite family members.
  5. Enter the email address or phone number of the person you want to invite.
  6. 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.
Remove a family member:
  1. Sign in to the Google Account associated with your YouTube paid membership.
  2. In the YouTube app, tap on your profile picture and then Paid memberships.
  3. Tap on your membership.
  4. Tap Edit next to Family sharing settings.
  5. Select the name of the person you want to remove.
  6. Click Remove member.

 Family managers: Other family manager tasks

Change your payment method

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

Cancel your paid membership

You can cancel your YouTube paid membership at any time. When you cancel, you'll 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 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 text invitation. Follow the instructions in the invitation to join the family group.
Learn more about joining a family group.

Leave a family group or get an individual YouTube paid membership

Learn how to leave or switch family groups.To get your own YouTube paid membership:
  1. Follow the instructions to leave your family group.
  2. Sign up for your own YouTube paid membership.
Note: If you leave your family group, you can accept an invitation to join a different family group or create your own group. You can only switch family groups once every 12 months. If you leave a family group and join a new one, you can't 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 requirement will be confirmed by electronic check-ins every 30 days.

Having trouble setting up your family plan? If you're encountering an error message that "Family is not supported" or "Country is not supported," the country/region listed in your Google Pay profile might not match your current location. 

Update your Google Pay profile to match your current location, and continue setting up your family plan.

If a family member's country/region location doesn't match your location, they can't join the family group. 

Get in touch with support at any time if you need help with your YouTube family plan.

 

Get in touch with support at any time if you need help with your YouTube family plan.

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