How to Add a Family Member to Apple TV

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Here’s how to add a family member to your Apple TV subscription, so they can watch some shows and movies on their own.

How to Add a Family Member to Apple TV

Family Sharing is a helpful feature integrated into all Apple products. It allows family members to share subscriptions so that you can save some money. One popular Apple product is Apple TV, and if you want to share your subscription with a family member, the process is fairly simple. This guide will show you how to add a family member to Apple TV on an iPhone, iPad, and Mac.

How to Add a Family Member to Apple TV

Family Sharing for Apple TV must be set up on a Mac, iOS, or iPadOS device. You can share your Apple TV subscription with up to six family members. The process varies depending on your device, so find the instructions below for adding a family member using an iPhone/iPad or Mac.

How to Add a Family Member to Apple TV on iPhone or iPad

To add a family member to Apple TV from your iPhone:

  1. Go to Settings and tap on your name.
  2. Tap on Family Sharing, and enable it if it’s not already.
  3. Tap on Add Member, and then click on Invite People.
  4. Find the Family Member you want to invite.

How to Add a Family Member to Apple TV on Mac

To add a family member to Apple TV from your Macbook:

  1. Open System Preferences.
  2. Click on Family Sharing to the right of your Apple ID name.
  3. Tap on Set Up Family if you haven’t already set it up.
  4. Make sure Share My Purchases is selected.
  5. Click Add Family Member and follow the onscreen instructions.

Depending on which method you use to invite your family member, they will need to check their text messages or email for the invite link. There’s also an option to invite them in person. The message will say, “you’re invited to share subscriptions, purchases, and more with your family.”

The recipient can follow the onscreen instructions to join your Family. You can go back to the Family Sharing screen and check under the “Shared With Your Family” section to double-check if Apple TV+ is shared with your Family. The shared family member should then be able to watch Apple TV on their device.

How to Share Apple TV+ Subscription

FAQ

How do I share my Apple TV subscription with family?

To share your Apple TV subscription with family, you will need to set up Family Sharing. Once you have set up Family Sharing, you will be able to add family members to your subscription.

Why can’t I share Apple TV with family?

If you cannot share your Apple TV subscription with your family, double-check to make sure you’re on the correct Apple ID and that you have an active Apple TV subscription.

How do I add a family member to my subscription?

To add a family member to your subscription, go to your Family Sharing settings on an iOS or macOS device.

How do I add someone to my Apple TV account?

To add someone to your Apple TV account, go into the Family Sharing option and invite the Family Member you want to add.

Can you have multiple users on Apple TV?

You can invite up to six family members to Family Sharing on Apple devices. Your subscriptions can be shared with those family members, including Apple TV.

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