Get an Apple Music Family Membership

With a Family Membership to Apple Music, families of up to six people can enjoy all of the benefits of Apple Music.

 

Each member of an Apple Music Family Membership gets unlimited access to the entire Apple Music catalog, music recommendations tailored to their personal music tastes, and access to their own iCloud Music Library, which makes it possible for them to listen to their music on all of their favorite devices.

Learn more about Apple Music and Apple Music membership and pricing.

Apple Music features and pricing might vary by country or region.

About Family Memberships and Family Sharing

To use a Family Membership with other people in your family, set up Family Sharing using a supported device. When you set up Family Sharing, you become the family organizer. If you don't want to be the family organizer, ask someone else to set up Family Sharing. 

If you've already set up Family Sharing and joined Apple Music with a Family Membership, you can add new people to your Family Membership by inviting them to be a part of your family group.

Join Apple Music

You can sign up for Apple Music from an iPhone, iPad, iPod touch; a Mac or PC; or an Android phone. When you join, you can choose an Monthly Individual Membership, Annual Individual Membership, Family Membership, or Student Membership.

If you selected an Individual or Student Membership when you first joined, you can change to a Family Membership.

On your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch

  1. Open the Music app. If you don’t see an Apple Music screen, tap For You at the bottom of the screen.
  2. Tap the trial offer, if you're joining Apple Music for the first time or previously had a trial membership. Depending on if you're a new member or previously had a trial membership, the trial offer you see might be different.
    If you're an active member of Apple Music, tap Sign In, then change to a Family Membership.
  3. Tap the Family option.
  4. If prompted, enter the Apple ID and password that you use with the iTunes Store. You can also use Touch ID to sign in.
    You might be asked to validate your billing info, but you won't be billed the full monthly price until after the trial ends. Add a valid payment method and tap Join.
  5. If prompted, agree to the terms and conditions.
  6. Choose genres and artists that you like.

Family members already set up in Family Sharing will automatically have access to the Apple Music Family Membership. The family organizer can invite people to join Family Sharing. If someone already has an Apple Music Individual or Student Membership, they should cancel their subscription to prevent being billed twice.

On your Mac or PC

  1. Open iTunes.
  2. In the upper-left corner, select  Music, then, click For You at the top of the iTunes window.
  3. Click the trial offer, if you're joining Apple Music for the first time or previously had a trial membership. Depending on if you're a new member or previously had a trial membership, the trial offer you see might be different.
    If you're an active member of Apple Music, click Sign In, then change to a Family Membership.
  4. Click Get Started, then click the Family option.
  5. If prompted, enter the Apple ID and password that you use with the iTunes Store. If you don't have an Apple ID, click Create Account.
    You might be asked to validate your billing info, but you won't be billed the full monthly price until after the trial ends. Add a valid payment method and tap Join.
  6. If prompted, agree to the terms and conditions.
  7. Choose genres and artists that you like.

Family members already set up in Family Sharing will automatically have access to the Apple Music Family Membership. The family organizer can invite people to join Family Sharing. If someone already has an Apple Music Individual or Student Membership, they should cancel their subscription to prevent being billed twice.

On your Android phone

  1. Download the Apple Music app from Google Play.
  2. Open the Apple Music app. If you don't see an Apple Music screen tap the menu icon in the upper-left, then tap For You.
  3. Tap the trial offer, if you're joining Apple Music for the first time or previously had a trial membership. Depending on if you're a new member or previously had a trial membership, the trial offer you see might be different.
    If you're an active member of Apple Music, tap Sign In, then change to a Family Membership.
  4. Tap the Family option.
  5. If prompted, enter the Apple ID and password that you use with the iTunes Store. If you don't have an Apple ID, click Create Account.
    You might be asked to validate your billing info, but you won't be billed the full monthly price until after the trial ends. Add a valid payment method and tap Join.
  6. If prompted, agree to the terms and conditions.
  7. Choose genres and artists that you like.

The family organizer can invite people to join Family Sharing. If someone already has an Apple Music Individual or Student Membership, they should cancel their subscription to prevent being billed twice.

Invite your family

You can invite family members to join your Family Membership on your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch, or on an Android phone.

Invite your family on your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch

After you set up Family Sharing, you can invite additional family members to join your family group.

After the invitees accept your invitation, each member of your family group will have access to your Apple Music Family Membership.

Invite your family on your Android phone

  1. In the Apple Music app, tap the menu icon  in the upper-left corner.
  2. Tap your photo or name at the top of the menu to get to your account settings.
  3. Tap Manage Membership. If prompted, enter your Apple ID password.
  4. Tap Family Setup or Family.
  5. If you tapped Family Setup, tap Continue to proceed with inviting family members.
  6. If you tapped Family, tap Add Family Member at the bottom of the screen to invite additional members.

You can either send family members an email invite to join your family or have them enter their Apple ID and password directly into the Apple Music app. If the app asks to access your contacts, tap Allow so that you can quickly search the contacts that you have saved to your Android phone.

After the invitees accept your invitation, each member of your family group will have access to your Apple Music Family Membership.

If you're already an Apple Music member

If you have an Individual Membership to Apple Music, you can change to a Family Membership in the Music app or in iTunes on a computer. Learn how to manage your Apple Music membership on your iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, Mac, or PC, or on an Android phone.

Get help

If you have issues with your Family Membership:

  1. Make sure that all members of the Family Membership are sharing their iTunes Store purchases.
  2. Make sure that you're signed into the iTunes Store with the Apple ID and password that you use to share content with Family Sharing.
  3. Sign out of the Music app, and then sign back in.

Learn what to do if you still don't see your family's shared content.

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