Apple users can now share in-app purchases and subscriptions with their members of the family via iCloud Circle of relatives Sharing. The Cupertino company announced that the feature will be introduced soon at WWDC 2020 event earlier in June. Now, it looks like Apple has after all made the Circle of relatives Sharing feature to be had for its users. Then again, the option is only to be had for developers and users running iOS 14 and macOS Big Sur. It must be famous that not all apps will offer the new sharing feature.
Through iCloud Circle of relatives Sharing, Apple users can share subscriptions and in-app purchases. To enable this feature, you wish to have to turn on Circle of relatives Sharing feature. To try this, head to Settings > Apple ID > Circle of relatives Sharing. Under the Circle of relatives Sharing tab, you’ll be able to add your members of the family with legal Apple IDs. You’ll also view the Apple Subscriptions that you’ll be able to share. These include subscriptions to Apple Arcade, Apple Music, Apple News+, and Apple TV+. Once you subscribe to any of these apps, everyone in your circle of relatives will automatically get access to the same on their own devices and accounts.
After getting added your members of the family as needed, head to Subscriptions tab on the Apple ID menu. There, you’ll be able to toggle on Share New Subscriptions. When you do that, eligible subscriptions will automatically be shared with your added members of the family.
This feature is only to be had for iOS 14 and macOS Big Sur. According to a outline by 9to5Mac, the new feature was once found in iOS 14.2 and iOS 14.3 beta, along side macOS Big Sur 11.0.1. Gadgets 360 could independently verify the feature to be working on iOS 14.2.
Not all apps will be offering this sharing feature. As per a tweet by app developer Steve Harris, developers will wish to manually enable Circle of relatives Sharing option for their apps on the App Store Connect Portal.
App developer PSA: it is now conceivable to enable Circle of relatives Sharing for IAPs and subscriptions, but it’s important to turn that on in App Store Connect. For subscriptions, it’s under the duration… pic.twitter.com/Hj3NBRN3L0
— Steve Harris (@steveharris) December 3, 2020
So, whether you were having a look to share you Netflix or Prime Video subscriptions with your circle of relatives, you could have to wait until the feature is expanded to more apps, whether at all. Apple hasn’t yet announced when the feature will be to be had on older versions of iOS and macOS.
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