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Browse Family Shared Purchases In TV App on iPhone & iPad

Browse Family Shared Purchases
Written by Hassan Abbas

Do you want to Browse Family Shared Purchases? If yes, then you are in the right place. iOS 13.4 combines Family Sharing through the Library tab of the built-in TV app. Follow our guide to learn how to browse Family Sharing purchases in the TV app. You may also download family members’ purchased movies and TV shows to your device.

You can view and download your family members’ movie and TV show purchases using your iPod touch and iPhone with iOS 13.4 and later. Also, from your iPad with iPadOS 13.4 or newer. It might be something that you like to take advantage of if you have set up the Family Sharing option on your Apple devices.

The feature added to the initial betas of iOS 13.4 and iPadOS 13.4. However, these features were added to Apple’s registered developers on February 5, 2020, and to public beta testers after five days.

Follow our step-by-step article to learn how to browse Family Sharing purchases in the TV app and download movies and TV shows purchased by family members.

How to View Family Sharing Purchases in the TV app

Do the following to view your family’s shared purchases in iOS’s built-in TV app:

Step 1:

Initially, open the TV app on your iOS device using iOS or iPadOS 13.4+.

Step 2:

Also, click the Library tab at the bottom.

Step 3:

Select Family Sharing from the lefthand column.

Step 4:

Choose a family member’s account to see their shared movie and TV show purchases.

You can also narrow down the list with sorting choices in the lefthand column.

You can say, browse, horror movies that your wife bought or only display her TV show purchases. To view a member’s most recent TV show and movie purchases, click Recent Purchases. Also, found something you want? Click an item to view its description!

From there, you can click Play to begin streaming the movie or TV show. Also, press that cloud icon if you would like to install the video to your device for offline viewing.

Make sure that any accounts in Family Sharing can opt to end sharing their media and app purchases by proceeding into Settings → [your Apple ID] → Family Sharing. Also, toggle off the option Purchase Sharing under the heading Shared Features.

This stops other family members from viewing their iTunes Store, App Store, and iBooks Store purchases.


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Hassan Abbas

Tech enthusiast with too many items on his wish-list and not nearly enough money! Specializing in all things tech, with a slight Apple bent he has been writing for various blogs for the best part of (too many) years

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