How to share your Apple Music or Apple One family subscription

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Sharing your Apple Music Family subscription – or your Apple One Family or Premier package – with others in your household is a great way to save money while enjoying Apple’s large catalog of streaming music content. How to get it done.

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

Compared to all six people buying their own Apple Music subscription, it’s an instant saving of $ 44.95 right there. Even if you only have one other person in your household, you save $ 5 by moving to a family plan.

Choose between Apple Music and Apple One

Just as the Apple Music family subscription saves you money, so does the Apple One package – under the right circumstances. It’s a question of what else you use from Apple, and also what version of the package you are buying.

For $ 14.95 a month, you can get the Apple One Individual Plan, and it includes Apple Music – but only for you. To take advantage of a family subscription to Apple Music, purchase the family subscription for $ 19.95 a month, or the Premier subscription for $ 29.95.

In either case, buy based on what you actually use, or actually want to use. So with the family plan, you need to know that you are getting:

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

If you’re only interested in sharing Apple Music with your family, the Apple One Family package is not worth it. However, if you use or need the other services, it is more economical to purchase them through this Apple One Family package.

It’s exactly the same with the more expensive Apple One Premier package, in how you decide what you use, what you plan to use – and whether you want to share some of it.

However, the Apple One Premier bundle offers more, and some of it is exclusive to this level. Overall, the Premier package has:

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

Apple News + and Apple Fitness + are exclusive to the Premier package. These and 2 TB of iCloud storage – which can be shared between your family – can make the Premier Pack the best way to get Apple Music to everyone in your household.

So there’s still the problem with adding a family member to your Apple Music subscription. The way you do this depends on whether you are a new user or if you have a personal subscription.

Adding 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 are using is charged and has a stable Wi-Fi or mobile connection, for example.

Also be aware that you have a valid form of payment at hand and you are blocking at least 20 minutes to set it up.

First, we’ll guide you through how to subscribe to an Apple Music family subscription. If you’ve never subscribed before – congratulations, you’re getting a free trial for the first three months!

How to subscribe to Apple Music Family Plan for the first time

  1. If you have a Mac, iPad, iPhone or iPod touch, open it Apple Music.
  2. click on Listen now or For you fanen.
  3. Press or tap Family trial offer.
  4. Press or click Start trial.
  5. Sign in with your Apple ID
  6. Confirm your billing information
  7. Add a valid payment method if you do not already have one
  8. Press or click Connect.

Of course, you can not take advantage of the free trial of the family subscription if you already subscribe to Apple Music as an individual. Instead, switch from an individual plan to a family plan, which can be done by following the steps below. You can switch to a family subscription from both iOS / iPadOS devices as well as a Mac.

How to switch to an Apple Music family subscription on an iPhone, iPad or iPod touch

  1. open Settings app.
  2. Tap your name, then tap Subscriptions.
  3. Press Apple Music membership individually.
  4. Press Family (1 month).

How to switch to an Apple Music family subscription on Mac

Modify Apple Music subscriptions on macOS

Modify Apple Music subscriptions on macOS

  1. open App store.
  2. Click on your name in the lower left corner
  3. click See information in the upper right corner
  4. Scroll to Subscriptions and click Manage.
  5. click Apple Music subscription.
  6. click Family (1 month)

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

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

Setting up family sharing on an iPhone

Setting up family sharing on an iPhone

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

  1. Press Settings and then tap your name.
  2. Press Configure 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 on Apple menu
  2. If you are using Catalina, click System preferences followed by Family sharing.
  3. If you are using macOS Mojave or earlier, click System preferences, followed by iCloud
  4. Follow the on-screen instructions to set up Family Sharing.

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

How to invite people to join your family sharing group on an iPhone, iPad or iPod touch

  1. Go to Settings.
  2. Tap your name, then tap Family sharing.
  3. Press Add family member.
  4. Enter your family member’s Apple ID email.
  5. Choose whether you want to invite them via Messages or whether you want them to enter their ID and password from your device
  6. Follow the on-screen instructions

Invite people to join your family sharing group on a Mac

  1. click on Apple menu and then go to System preferences.
  2. click Family sharing
  3. Click + plus sign at the bottom of the family list
  4. Follow the on-screen instructions

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