YouTube is the most popular video streaming platform. The reason behind the popularity is the availability of free video content. However, YouTube makes money from those videos by showing ads. If you find these ads in between videos annoying, you can opt for the YouTube Premium plan, whereby you will not see any ad on any video. There are various other perks such as background streaming, download option as well as access to the premium music library.
There is an additional YouTube Premium plan called YouTube Premium Family Plan. With this plan, you can share the YouTube subscription with your family members. Therefore, those family members do not have to purchase premium plans individually. In this article, we will discuss everything you need to know about YouTube Premium Family Plan starting from purchasing the plan to sharing the plan with family members and setting it up perfectly.
Get YT Premium Family Plan
Keep in mind that the premium family plan subscriptions of YouTube are currently limited to iOS devices. Since billing is handled by Apple, you will have to get an iPhone or an iPad to avail the benefits of the YouTube premium family plan. Owing to this, you will not be able to use it on other platforms like Android and Windows.
Steps to Subscribe to The YT Premium Family Plan
Here are the steps on how to subscribe to the YouTube premium family plan.
Step 1: Open the YT application on the iPhone or iPad
Step 2: Click on the profile picture at the right corner
Step 3: You need to tap on the option of “Get YouTube Premium.”
Step 4: Tap on the option of “Save money with family membership”. You will land on family plan page.
Step 5: On the next page, you will know about the details of cost. The next step will be to tap on the option of “Get Family Plan”. This is available in a form of a blue-colored button.
Step 6: Once you get the family plan details, you will have to set up your family group. You will now have to tap on “Continue”.
Step 7: In the last step, you will have to make payment to subscribe to the YouTube premium family plan.
What Are The Benefits of YouTube Family Plan?
With YouTube Premium Family Plan, you can avail the following benefits.
- Share the plan with up to five members of the family.
- Having access to all the YouTube Originals.
- No disturbance of ads whether on TV, desktop, or mobile phone.
- On mobile and desktop, you can use YouTube Music Premium.
- Watch offline videos by downloading your favorite videos.
- Have the benefit of playing videos in the background.
In short, YouTube Premium Family Plan is the same as YouTube Premium Plan except that you can share the plan with five family members.
YouTube Premium (Family Membership Plan)
The YouTube Family Membership Plan allows availing all the benefits to up to six profiles (you and your five family members). However, keep in mind that you can’t be in two different family groups. However, you can change family group once a year. The YouTube Premium subscription charge is Rs. 139 in India. When you select a subscription for three months, you will only have to pay Rs. 399.
How to Set Up YT Premium Family Plan?
In YouTube Premium, you will have to go for a plan that is ideal for your family. It lets you have access to many services and you can use it on different types of devices. To set up YouTube Premium Family Plan, you can perform these steps.
- Sign up for your account by visiting the official website of YouTube Premium Family membership.
- After the registration is complete, you will have to add users to the family group. You can add users which are there in your contact list or through email addresses.
- Once you have created a Family Group, other members of the group will receive invitations to join YouTube Premium.
- For joining the group, they have to go through the emails and respond to them.
- After the members have accepted the invitation, they will be able to use all the features of YouTube Premium.
How to Manage The Sharing Of YT Premium with Family Members?
You will have to note that sharing services is only done through invitation. It does not require any credentials. However, there is also an option to add or remove family members at any time you want. Also, you need to note that you can change a member once a year from one family group. Here are the steps on how to manage to share YouTube Premium with other members of the group.
- The first step will be to sign in to the YouTube Premium account.
- Once you are in there, you will have to tap on the “Profile” icon. Keep in mind that you can also go through it by signing in to your Google account. Follow it by going to youtube.com/paid_memberships on your web browser.
- You will now come across another page, wherein you will have to choose “Paid memberships” which is on the right side of the screen.
- Next, you will have to go to the “Membership page”. Now you need to choose “Manage Membership”.
- From the menu, you will have to tap on the option of “Edit”. You can now tap on “Family sharing settings”.
- You will now come across the page where the members will appear. To add a new family member, you will have to select the “+” icon.
- You can also remove any member from the group by tapping on their name and selecting the appropriate option.
YouTube Premium Family plan can be great for individuals who are looking to provide the benefits of the YouTube plan to other family members. There is no need for family members to purchase premium plans anymore. If not for other perks, you and your family members do not have to see the annoying ads in between videos. However, this facility is accessible only on iOS devices for the time being.