It looks like Google will finally be updating its Play Store to allow users to share their apps, music, movies and books with up to six family members. Called the Google Play Family Library, it is similar to Apple’s Family Sharing plan that will also allow users to have control over what to share.
The report comes from Cnet, saying that the feature will be first launched in multiple countries globally later this month. The principal account holder can register their family members and share every single app, video and books with them. If you are worried about privacy, don’t be, you can even remove specific titles from the library, or even hide the contents that you do not want to share with others.
To make things even better, reports also says that you can share across multiple platforms too – Google’s website, and even Google Play apps on iOS. Of course, Android apps will only work on Android.
The feature is available for free, but you will need to register a credit card to the account for future purchases made on that account. All purchases will have a receipt sent to the owner to avoid bill shock; hopefully there are some added security features to prevent kids from spending on in-app purchases.