Sharing purchases on Google Play now available with Family Library

Google on Wednesday announced that it is now letting users share content purchased via the Play Store with other users. Called Google Play Family Library, it allows a single account holder to share purchases with up to six others members of a family.

According to Google, eligible content includes apps, games, movies, TV shows, and books. Moreover, this is a cross-platform feature which means you can share things across Android, iOS, and web.

When you sign up, you’ll select a credit card to share as your family payment method, but your family members will always have the option of buying stuff with their personal credit cards or gift cards. And for your younger family members, you’ll have the option to approve each of their purchases.

The general account holder will be able to control which content is shared and which is not. Additionally, they can opt to make their credit card(s) available to other members of the family for purchases as well.

There is no fee for users to take advantage of the Google Play Family Library; however, it does not include access to Google Play Music All Access. That shared family option is still separately billed at $15 per month with up to six users sharing access.

Family Library launches today in Australia, Brazil, Canada, France, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Mexico, New Zealand, the United Kingdom and the United States.