How to share an Apple TV+ subscription with family & friends
If you want your friends and family to watch something on Apple TV+, Apple’s Family Sharing can help.
When you discover a good thing, often you’ll want to share it with others. Or perhaps you prefer to hoard it for yourself.
If you’re not a sharer, this guide isn’t for you. If, however, you do like to share your subscriptions, Apple makes it easy.
Apple TV+ has been gaining content since its inception in 2019, and some of it is actually worth watching.
If you haven’t sampled the service yet and have a new Apple device—less than 90 days old—you may be eligible for a free trial. And if you’re not eligible, no sweat, Best Buy will hook you up with one for free.
Stream Apple Original series and films, including compelling dramas, documentaries, and more—with new Apple Originals added monthly.
Once subscribed, you can utilize Family Sharing to grant up to six friends, or family members access to the streaming service.
Here we’ll discuss how to share
How to share an
Apple TV+ subscription on a Mac
If you’re ready to start sharing, you can begin your philanthropic endeavor by following a few simple steps.
Here’s how to share your Apple TV+ subscription on a Mac:
Launch the Apple TV app and subscribe to Apple TV+ if you haven’t already
Navigate to System Preferences > Family Sharing
Select Family Sharing from the side menu
Click the Plus (+) button and invite friends or family members
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While using the shared subscription, each family member will see their own personal preferences and recommendations, which means no one’s viewing habits will interfere with anyone else.
How to share an
Apple TV+ subscription on an iOS device
If iOS is your OS flavor of choice, sharing is still a simple process.
Here’s how to share your subscription on an iOS device:
- Launch the Apple TV app and subscribe to Apple TV+ if you haven’t already
- Open the Settings app and tap your account name/icon
- Tap Family Sharing
- Tap Add Member and invite whoever you want to share your subscription with
When set up correctly,
And if a family member wrongs you in any way, you can remove them from the group and force them to pay for their own subscription. You have the power.
Sharing subscriptions makes sense
With so many streaming services on offer, sharing subscriptions is the ideal way to access a whole lot of content without copping a massive bill that rivals those dished out by ancient pay-TV providers.
We certainly don’t want to relive those dark days.
The content is worth sampling if you can take advantage of Apple TV+’s free trial. You may even find something you like, and the best things in life are worth sharing.
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