The new video streaming service from Apple is finally here, and people are loving it. With the purchase of every new Apple device, you get a year of free Apple TV+ subscription. What’s even better is that similar to Apple Arcade, you can share Apple TV Plus with your family members and friends at no additional cost!
Apple treats Apple TV+ just like any other Apple TV Channel for the TV app on iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, Apple TV, and Mac. Therefore, if you have enabled Family Sharing, then Apple TV Plus is automatically shared with all your added family members and friends. You do not have do take any extra step.
However, if you (assuming that you are the organizer/family head) would like to make sure that Family Sharing for Apple TV Plus is enabled for your family or not, let me guide you.
Step #1. Open the Settings app on your iPhone.
Step #2. Tap on your Apple ID profile at the top.
Step #3. Tap on Family Sharing.
Step #4. Now under SHARED FEATURES, tap on TV Channels.
Step #5. Here you will see Apple TV+ at the top of the list.
This is how you can be sure that Apple TV Plus is shared with your family members and friends. If you do not see Apple TV+ under YOUR CHANNELS, make sure that Family Sharing is appropriately set up on your device.
To Add a New Member:
Step #1. Open the Settings app and then tap on your Apple ID profile.
Step #2. Tap on Family Sharing.
Step #3. Tap on Add Family Member.
Step #4. Choose the way you would like to invite your family member or friend. You may also create a Child Account.
Step #5. Once you send the invitation and the person accepts, he will be added as a family member.
To Remove a Family or Friend from Family Sharing
Just open Settings app ⟶ Your Apple ID ⟶ Family Sharing. Now tap on the member you wish to remove. Now tap on Remove (member name).
Besides you, five more family members (so total 6) can enjoy this service. It builds a viewing profile for each family member. This ensures that what you see is not reflected as recommendations to other persons or your kids. So, you and your wife may watch an adult or violent themed content like For All Mankind, The Morning Show, or See, and your kids can view shows suitable for them like Helpsters, Snoopy In Space or Ghostwriter.
So this is how you can share your single Apple TV+ with your family and friends. It ensures that you and your family get the full entertainment Apple offers at no additional cost.