One of the key features of the iOS operating system is “Family sharing” feature that allows you to combine purchases in the App Store, iTunes Store and iBooks Store six users iPhone, iPad, iPod touch and Apple TV. It can be family members, friends and any other people – colleagues, relatives, neighbours. Google has followed Apple and launched the so-called “family groups”.
In December last year, Google added the ability to use the group Google Play Music that allow you to share purchased songs with multiple users. Now the programme was expanded to include apps from the Google Play store. All members of the group (the primary account holder and another five people) will have access to any app, film or book that is available in the directory of the account owner.
No fee for creating family groups, Google Play will not be charged, but the user needs to enter their credit card for future purchases. To avoid a hypothetical situation in which children would spend all the money on games, Google will be just in time to send a request to the owner of the account, which will have to confirm the purchase.
Family groups Google Play is already available in some countries, including USA, UK, France, Germany, Japan, Canada and Brazil, in other parts of the world they will appear in the course of this month.
The Family sharing is now available on Apple devices in 2014 with the release of iOS 8.