1. andrelamont's Avatar
    background: I have a family of 5 (2 adults, 1 teen, 2 kids) and we have been using one apple ID for everything. Including apple TV, iTunes match and find my phone.

    I am trying to get a grasps of what Family Sharing will do for me in my use case? I don't see any direct benefits except for kids accounts the block them from buying stuff (right now we turn their restrictions on)

    I would love to have the ability for my teen to buy her 'style' of music and not have it appear in the general family music collection...will Family Sharing help me in this scenario?

    I would like us to have our own music collection as well as READ privileges from the main music collection.
    09-19-2014 11:40 AM
  2. John Yester's Avatar
    With Family Sharing, up to six members of a single family (e.g. adults and children) can share their iTunes, iBooks and App Store purchases, family photos, a family calendar, location and more.

    More details here

    https://developer.apple.com/icloud/documentation/family-sharing/
    09-19-2014 03:27 PM
  3. warcraftWidow's Avatar
    background: I have a family of 5 (2 adults, 1 teen, 2 kids) and we have been using one apple ID for everything. Including apple TV, iTunes match and find my phone.

    I am trying to get a grasps of what Family Sharing will do for me in my use case? I don't see any direct benefits except for kids accounts the block them from buying stuff (right now we turn their restrictions on)

    I would love to have the ability for my teen to buy her 'style' of music and not have it appear in the general family music collection...will Family Sharing help me in this scenario?

    I would like us to have our own music collection as well as READ privileges from the main music collection.
    Yes with the teen stuff because each family member makes purchases using their own appleid. Other family members have the option of getting them by viewing each others purchases but you don't get them in your library by default.
    09-19-2014 03:30 PM

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