Google announced several new Android features during its I/O keynote today, but just because the keynote has come to an end, that doesn’t mean that the new Android goodies have stopped.
Google has revealed that it’s going to launch a feature called Family Library on July 2. With Family Library, up to six family members can share Google Play Store purchases with each other.
Google says that, by default, all paid apps purchased after July 2 will be eligible for Family Library sharing. Developers will be able to decide if purchases made prior to July 2 are eligible for sharing, too, and Google recommends that they be enabled in order to “provide a seamless user experience.”
It’s also worth noting that Google will have “reasonable limits” in place to ensure that Family Library isn’t abused. There are also some items that are excluded from Family Library, like in-app purchases and subscription products.
Family Library is a big addition to Google Play. With it, members of a family won’t have to re-buy an app several times just so that everyone can use it. The feature could also make families more willing to buy a paid app since they know that everyone in their family will be able to enjoy it with one purchase.