How to download apps and content that your family members purchased

Learn how to get access to apps, movies, TV shows, and books that family members purchased.

How to download content that family members purchased

In the store, you might see a price on an app, movie, or other item that your family member already purchased. To avoid paying for the item again, download it from the Purchased page.

On your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch

  1. Open the app that you want to download content from, then go to the Purchased page.
    • App Store: Tap your profile picture  at the top of the screen, then tap Purchased.
    • Apple TV app: Tap the Library tab, then tap Family Sharing.
    • Apple Books: Tap your profile picture  at the top of the screen.
  2. Tap your family member's name to see their content. Learn what to do if you don’t see any content or can't tap your family member.
  3. To download an item, tap Download  next to it.

On your Mac

  1. Open the app that you want to download content from, then go to the Purchased page.
    • App Store: Click your profile picture  in the bottom corner.
    • Apple TV app: From the menu bar, choose Account > Family Purchases.
    • Apple Books: Click Book Store, then click Purchased under Quick Links on the right side of the Apple Books window.
  2. To see a family member's content, click your name next to Purchased by. Then choose a family member's name from the list.
  3. Download or play the items that you want.

On your PC

  1. From the menu bar at the top of the iTunes window, choose Account > Family Purchases.
  2. Select a family member's name to view their content.
  3. Download or play the items that you want.

On your Apple TV, smart TV, or streaming device

  1. Open the Apple TV app.
  2. Select Library > Family Sharing, then select your family member to see their shared movies and TV shows.
    Apple TV showing movies in Jesse's library.

If you don't see your family's content

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