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How to share an Apple TV+ subscription with your family

One of the great things about having an subscription to Apple’s services is that you can share them with your family free of charge.

You can share with up to five people whether you have a subscription to iCloud+, Apple Music, Apple TV+, Apple Fitness+, Apple News+, or Apple Arcade, getting access to eligible content. And as each family member has their own account, each person’s experience stays private and personalised to them.

So, if you’ve got an Apple TV+ subscription and want to share the goodness of Ted Lasso and Silo with your family, here is how to share an Apple TV+ subscription.

What you’ll need:

  • An iOS device
  • A subscription to Apple TV+
  • Family members with iOS accounts
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The Short version

  • Open settings
  • Tap Family Sharing
  • Enable Family Sharing
  • Pick a subscription
  • Choose who to share it with
  1. Step

    Head to ‘Settings’

    On your iOS device, head to the ‘Settings’ section and then click on your profile.How to Family sharing settings Apple TV Plus

  2. Step

    Go to Family Sharing

    From there, scroll a little down the page and tap on Family SharingHow to Family sharing section Apple TV plus

  3. Step

    Enable Family Sharing

    If you haven’t already enabled sharing between family members, you’ll be prompted to do so before you can continue.How to Family sharing enable sharing Apple TV Plus

  4. Step

    Pick a subscription

    You’ll be invited to share a subscription with a family member. Pick one, and then…How to Family sharing Apple TV Plus

  5. Step

    And share it with your family

    …you’ll be given options to share it with your family, whether through AirDrop, email and in-person invite and more.How to Family sharing Apple TV Plus invites


Does everyone within the family sharing group need to subscribe to Apple TV+?

As long as the original subscription holder (person who sent out the invites) is subscribed to Apple TV+, then the rest can view the service free of charge.

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