How to share your Apple Music or Apple One family plan

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Sharing your Apple Music Family subscription – or your Apple One Family or Premier plan – with other members of your household is a great way to save money while enjoying Apple’s vast catalog of streaming music content. Here is how to do it.

An individual Apple Music subscription costs $ 9.99 per month. Spend $ 14.99 instead, and you get a family plan for yourself and up to five other people.

Compared to the six people who buy their own Apple Music subscription, that’s an immediate savings of $ 44.95. Even if you only have one other person in your household, upgrading to a family plan will save you $ 5.

Choose between Apple Music and Apple One

Just like the Apple Music family plan saves you money, the Apple One plan does it, under the right circumstances. It’s a matter of what else you use at Apple, and also what version of the pack you buy.

For $ 14.95 per month you can get the Apple One individual plan and it includes Apple Music, but only for you. To qualify for an Apple Music family subscription, you must purchase the family plan for $ 19.95 per month or the first for $ 29.95.

Either way, you need to buy based on what you actually use or will actually use. So, with the Family Plan, you should know that you will get:

  1. Apple Music Family
  2. Apple TV +
  3. Apple Arcade
  4. 200 GB of iCloud storage

If you only care about sharing Apple Music with your family, the Apple One Family plan isn’t worth it. However, if you use or need the other services, it is more economical to purchase them through this Apple One Family plan.

It’s exactly the same with the more expensive Apple One Premier plan, in how you have to decide what you use, what you plan to use – and if you want to share any of them.

However, the Apple One Premier plan offers more, and some of them are exclusive at this level. In total, the Premier pack includes:

  • Apple Music Family
  • Apple TV +
  • Apple Arcade
  • 2TB iCloud storage
  • Apple News +
  • Apple Fitness +

Apple News + and Apple Fitness + are exclusive to the Premier Pack. Those and the 2TB iCloud storage space – which can be shared with your family – can make the Premier plan the best way to get Apple Music for everyone in your household.

So there is still the problem of adding a family member to your Apple Music subscription. How this is done depends on whether you are a new user yourself or have a personal subscription.

Add family members to Apple Music

There are a few things you need to do before you can add a family member to your Apple Music subscription. Make sure the device you’re using is charged and on a stable Wi-Fi or cellular connection, for example.

In addition, you have a valid payment method and you block at least 20 minutes to set it up.

First, we’ll walk you through how to sign up for an Apple Music family plan. If you’ve never subscribed before, congratulations, you’ll get a free trial for the first three months!

How to sign up for the Apple Music family plan for the first time

  1. If you have a Mac, iPad, iPhone, or iPod touch, open Apple Music.
  2. Click on the Listen now Where For you tongue.
  3. Tap or click the Family trial offer.
  4. Tap or click Start trial.
  5. Sign in with your Apple ID
  6. Confirm your billing information
  7. Add a valid payment method if you don’t already have one
  8. Tap or click To rejoin.

Of course, you can’t take advantage of the Family Plan free trial if you’ve already subscribed to Apple Music as an individual. Instead, you will need to switch from an individual plan to a family plan, which can be done by following the steps below. You can upgrade to a family plan from iOS / iPadOS devices, as well as a Mac.

How to upgrade to an Apple Music family plan on an iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch

  1. Open the Settings application.
  2. Tap your name, and then tap Subscriptions.
  3. Faucet Apple Music Individual Subscription.
  4. Faucet Family (1 month).

How to upgrade to an Apple Music family plan on Mac

Change Apple Music subscription plans on macOS

  1. Open the App Store.
  2. Click on your name at the bottom left
  3. Click on Show information in the upper right corner
  4. Scroll to Subscriptions and click Manage.
  5. Click on Apple Music subscription.
  6. Click on Family (1 month)

Now that you’ve got everything set up with an active Apple Music family subscription, you can share it with family members by setting up Family Sharing. Family Sharing will allow you to add a family member to your Apple Music family plan. You can do this process on a Mac or any device running iOS or iPadOS.

Each family group can only be moderated by one adult, who must be the same person whose Apple ID has an active family membership to Apple Music. This person should follow the steps below to ensure proper setup.

Set up Family Sharing on an iPhone

Set up Family Sharing on an iPhone

How to set up Family Sharing on an iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch

  1. Faucet Settings then tap your name.
  2. Faucet Set up family sharing, which will guide you through the process of setting up Family Sharing.

How to set up Family Sharing on a Mac

  1. Click it apple menu
  2. If you are using Catalina, click System Preferences followed by Family Sharing.
  3. If you’re using macOS Mojave or earlier, click System Preferences, followed by iCloud
  4. Follow the onscreen instructions to set up Family Sharing.

If you’ve already set up Family Sharing and have an Apple Music family subscription, you might need to invite people to join your family. These people will need to have a valid Apple ID and know their password to accept the invitation.

How to invite people to your Family Sharing group on an iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch

  1. Head toward Settings.
  2. Tap your name, and then tap Family Sharing.
  3. Faucet Add family member.
  4. Enter your family member’s Apple ID email address.
  5. Choose if you want to invite them via Messages, or if you want them to enter their username and password from your device
  6. Follow the instructions on the screen

How to invite people to your Family Sharing group on a Mac

  1. Click on the apple menu then head to System Preferences.
  2. Click on Family Sharing
  3. Click on the + more sign at the bottom of the Family list
  4. Follow the instructions on the screen


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