The Google Play Family Library plan will let up to six people use a single Google Play Store account and have access to apps, books, music and videos bought on the account. Account holders will need to keep a credit card on the Family Library account for purchases. The account holder can hide certain entities from others. Every purchase made on the account will come with an emailed receipt. You can sign up for the plan sometime this month.
Rumors about this move have been brewing since May when a “Family Library” was added to a support page on the Google Play site. Google has not made a public announcement about the feature yet.
Apple’s Family Sharing option debuted in 2014 and currently allows users to share an iTunes, an Apple Music, an iBooks and an App Store library.