Google formally announced the launch of its family library sharing plan today, showing that early reports of Google Play Family Library’s flawed design were greatly exaggerated.
Google announced on its official blog on Wednesday that users in Australia, Brazil, Canada, France, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Mexico, New Zealand, the UK, and the US will shortly be able to set up a family account and share content.
The service first launched last year, but could only be accessed by paying for a Google Music subscription from inside the Google Play Android app.
Now we’re going to be able to set it up via the Google Play website. Or at least that is what reports claim; it’s not available to me. And according to the FAQ page, the family library is supposed to be available through Google Play Android app.
That isn’t working for me; how about you?
According to Google, it’s supposed to work like this:
When you buy an eligible app, game, movie, TV show, or book in the Play Store, you can now share it with your family—across devices—with no additional sign-up fee.
Today’s families have a lot of devices, and it should be easy to share content no matter where we are or what we’re doing. Everyone in my family loves the Star Wars movies and we all want to be able to watch them, on our phones, tablets, laptops, or TV. All purchases added to Family Library are available across Android devices, and movies, TV shows, and books can be enjoyed on iOS devices and the web.
Is that how it’s working for you?