With just a few clicks, you can share with up to 5 other people
what you need to know
- Set up Apple Family Sharing: On a Mac, go to Apple menu > System preferences > Share with family. Agree to be responsible for purchases.
- From an iOS device, go to Settings > your name > Share with family > Add a family member and toggle channels to share with On.
- From a Mac, go to System preferences > Share with family > TV channels and make sure Apple TV+ is in your channel list.
This article explains how to set up Apple Family Sharing to share Apple TV+ with your family members using a Mac or iOS device.
How to set up Apple Family Sharing
Before you can share Apple TV+ with family members, you must first set up Apple Family Sharing. It is a simple process. You’ll find the option in your settings on an iPhone or iPad, or you can access it on a Mac from the Apple menu > System preferences > Share with family.
When you set up Family Sharing, an adult in the household must be assigned to add and remove family members. This person is also responsible for all charges to your Apple account from Apple TV+ or other connected apps within the Apple ecosystem.
Regardless of the setup method, you must agree to be the person responsible for all purchases made by members of the shared family. This means providing your credit card information (if you have not already provided it; if you have, you will need to confirm it). You will also need to invite members of your family to your exchange group.
How to share Apple TV+ with family members
Once you’ve set up Family Sharing, you can start sharing various Apple services, including Apple TV+, with members of your family group. During the initial setup process, you had to select at least one program to share with family members. If you only have Apple TV or have selected Apple TV as your sharing option, you don’t need to do anything else. Your family members should automatically have access to your Apple TV+ channel.
If you selected a different service, you can still share Apple TV+ by following the steps below.
You must set up Family Sharing on an Apple device (iPhone, iPad, or Mac computer). You won’t be able to set it up from an Apple TV, Windows computer or device, or other non-Apple devices that support Apple TV+.
Share Apple TV+ from an iOS device
Once you’ve signed up for Apple Family Sharing, if you have your iPhone or iPad available, you can turn on Apple TV+ Sharing from that device.
Open Settings on your iOS device, then tap [your name]that contains your Apple ID Settings.
In your Apple ID settings, select Share with family.
Under Family Sharing, you can touch Add a family member if the person you want to share Apple TV+ with isn’t already in your family group.
You can add a new family member to your Family Sharing group at any time, as long as you have spaces available to share with them. Remember that you are limited to five additional family members (six total, but you count as one).
Once you’re sure you’re sharing with the family members you want, tap the on off change next to TV channels to share your TV channels with your family group.
If you want to share Apple TV+ with your family group, you’ll need to share all the channels you’ve subscribed to with everyone in your family.
If you don’t remember the TV channels you’re subscribed to, you can press TV channels to open the TV channels and see all your subscriptions.
When you’re done sharing your TV channels, you can close Settings, and Apple TV+ and other channels will be available to members of your shared family group.
Not all content is available to share in a shared family group. Although Apple TV+ and other channels can be shared, if you try to share certain apps and other items on your account, it may not be possible.
Share Apple TV+ from a macOS computer
You can also share Apple TV+ from your macOS computer if that’s the device that’s nearby or that you used to set up Family Sharing.
On your macOS computer, open System preferences.
In it System preferences dialog, select Share with family.
To select TV channels.
Make sure Apple TV+ is in your channel list. If so, then it is shared. If not, you may need to verify that you have Family Sharing turned on and that you’re subscribed to Apple TV+.