How to Add a Family Member to Your Apple Music Subscription

Key Takeaways:

  • Apple Music’s Family plan allows up to six family members to share a subscription for a discounted price.
  • To add a family member, you must first set up Family Sharing on your Apple device.
  • Each family member will have their own personal music library and recommendations based on their listening habits.

As an avid Apple Music user and tech enthusiast, I’ve found that the Family Sharing plan is an excellent way to enjoy all the benefits of the streaming service while saving money. With a family subscription, up to six family members can access Apple Music’s vast library of songs, playlists, and radio stations for just $16.99 per month, compared to $9.99 per month for an individual subscription.

In this article, I’ll walk you through the steps to add a family member to your Apple Music subscription, so you can start sharing your love of music with your loved ones.

Setting Up Family Sharing

Before you can add a family member to your Apple Music subscription, you must first set up Family Sharing on your Apple device. Family Sharing allows you to share not only Apple Music but also other Apple services like iCloud storage, App Store purchases, and more. Here’s how to set it up:

  1. Open the Settings app on your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch.
  2. Tap your name at the top of the screen.
  3. Tap “Set Up Family Sharing,” then tap “Get Started.”
  4. Follow the on-screen instructions to set up your family and invite family members.

If you’re using a Mac, you can set up Family Sharing by following these steps:

  1. Click the Apple menu in the top-left corner of your screen.
  2. Click “System Preferences,” then click “Family Sharing.”
  3. Follow the on-screen instructions to set up your family and invite family members.

Once you’ve set up Family Sharing, you’re ready to add a family member to your Apple Music subscription.

Adding a Family Member to Your Apple Music Subscription

To add a family member to your Apple Music subscription, follow these steps:

  1. Open the Apple Music app on your iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, or Mac.
  2. Tap or click the “For You” tab at the bottom of the screen.
  3. Tap or click the profile icon in the top-right corner of the screen.
  4. Tap or click “Manage Family.”
  5. Tap or click “Add Family Member.”
  6. Enter your family member’s name or email address, then tap or click “Send.”

Your family member will receive an invitation to join your Family Sharing group. Once they accept the invitation, they’ll have access to your Apple Music subscription.

Benefits of an Apple Music Family Subscription

With an Apple Music Family subscription, each family member gets their own personal music library and recommendations based on their listening habits. This means that your music preferences won’t be affected by what your family members listen to, and vice versa.

Additionally, family members can access Apple Music on all their devices, including iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, Mac, PC, Apple TV, and Android devices. They can also download songs, albums, and playlists for offline listening, so they can enjoy their favorite music even when they don’t have an internet connection.

Another benefit of an Apple Music Family subscription is that it includes access to Apple Music’s entire catalog of over 75 million songs, as well as exclusive content like live concerts, interviews, and more. Family members can also create their own playlists, listen to curated playlists, and tune in to Apple Music’s 24/7 radio stations.

Troubleshooting Tips

If you’re having trouble adding a family member to your Apple Music subscription, here are a few troubleshooting tips:

  • Make sure you’ve set up Family Sharing correctly. Double-check that you’ve followed all the steps to set up Family Sharing on your device.
  • Check your family member’s Apple ID. Make sure that your family member is using the correct Apple ID to accept the invitation to join your Family Sharing group.
  • Ensure that your family member has updated their device. To access Apple Music, your family member’s device must be running the latest version of iOS, iPadOS, macOS, or Android.
  • Contact Apple Support. If you’re still having trouble adding a family member to your Apple Music subscription, contact Apple Support for further assistance.

Conclusion

Adding a family member to your Apple Music subscription is a great way to share your love of music with your loved ones while saving money on multiple individual subscriptions. By following the steps outlined in this article, you can easily set up Family Sharing and invite family members to join your Apple Music subscription.

With an Apple Music Family subscription, each family member gets their own personal music library and recommendations, access to over 75 million songs, and the ability to download music for offline listening. So why not share the gift of music with your family today?