With iOS 8, Apple introduced Family Sharing, a way for a group of people to share purchased iTunes, iBooks, and App Store items. If Mom buys a TV show, the other people in the group (up to six people) can access that show, too. Parents can control what the kids buy, and Family Sharing can be used with photos, calendars, and more.
We’ve gone over the details of Family Sharing, the risks, and how to activate Family Sharing on an iPhone or iPad. You can also use Family Sharing on a Mac, as well as set up a Family Sharing account.
This how-to takes you through the steps of setting up Family Sharing on a Mac. After you’re though, you’ll be able to use Family Sharing on you Mac, iPhone, iPad, or even on a PC using iCloud for Windows.
In order to use Family Sharing on your Mac, you must be running OS X Yosemite or later.