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How to enable family sharing on YouTube TV

Did you know that a $35-a-month subscription to YouTube TV gets you access for your friends and family, too? Google lets you share your membership with up to five people at no additional cost. You can easily create a family group and manage it as you need, though you can only do so from the web. Here's how.

  1. Go to https://tv.youtube.com/?settings=personal.
  2. Under Account, click Set Up to get to your Family sharing settings.
  3. You'll be taken to the Family sharing page where you can start inviting people to your group.

When your friends or family members open the invitation in their inbox, they'll be asked to sign in with their Google account to complete the setup. Afterward, they'll be able to access YouTube TV through a desktop browser at tv.youtube.com, or through the mobile app on Android (opens in new tab) or iPhone (opens in new tab) with their login credentials.

What is YouTube TV, anyway?

Confused as to what YouTube TV is, anyway? Be sure to read up on our primer and then follow up where we compare two streaming apps that bring live television straight to your smartphone.

Read: YouTube TV vs. Sling TV

Florence Ion was formerly an editor and columnist at Android Central. She writes about Android-powered devices of all types and explores their usefulness in her everyday life. You can follow her on Twitter or watch her Tuesday nights on All About Android.

4 Comments
  • Why YouTube TV roll out is so terrible? No Android TV app, and only available in like 3 or 4 cities. No one should be even talking about this. It's basically non-existent...
  • Any further articles on YouTube TV are a waste of time. It's like Amazon Same Day Delivery. If isn't widespread then don't waste time on it. Until YouTube can get their act together I'll stay on Hulu w/Live TV. Talk about that.
  • I'll jump on that Hulu wagon when it is on the Shield.
  • I hope they roll out YT TV to my area soon. I am ready to cut the cord.