Two Simple Ways to Share iTunes Purchases with Others

Posted by Nick Orin on March 9, 2017 09:58:13 PM.

It's common that you and your family members have different iTunes accounts for purchasing media content from iTunes Store. But it's unnecessary for you to pay the same content multiple times with each iTunes account separately, right? So how can you share the iTunes purchases to others' account so that they don't need to pay again? What's more, it's known that one single iTunes account can only authorize 5 computers in total. What if you want to share the iTunes purchased content to the sixth machine or more?

Now simply read on the following article as we'll show you two best solutions to share your iTunes purchases, including DRM-ed movies, TV shows, audiobooks, Apple Music tracks, iBooks, etc. to others with ease.

1. Share Purchased iTunes Content with Family Sharing

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The most common way to share the purchased iTunes media to others is using Family Sharing. It lets you add up to six family members. Once added, all members will get instant access to each other's purchase and can view and download them on demand just as you already can from your own account. Family Sharing works in the iTunes store, iOS App Store, and the Mac App Store, so you can share content across all of your devices. Besides, with Family Sharing, you don't have to share your passwords with each other, but must use one credit card for all devices.

Key Features of Family Sharing

How to Set Up Family Sharing

When you join a family, you'll be asked to confirm the Apple ID that you use for making iTunes Store, iBooks Store, and App Store purchases. After you choose and confirm your Apple ID, you can share purchases from that account with your family members. All other members have to do is accept the invitation from the organizer on their iOS device.

Steps to Share iTunes Purchases via Family Sharing on iOS

Note: Family Sharing only works on devices with iOS 8 or later.

Step 1Head to Settings > iCloud > Set Up Family Sharing. From there, you can add users by typing their Apple IDs, or create new Apple accounts for your children.

Step 2Under Family Purchases, review your account information.

Step 3If you need to confirm the Apple ID that you want to share content from, enter your password.

Step 4Make sure that Share my purchases is on.

Steps to Share iTunes Purchases via Family Sharing on Mac

Note: Family Sharing only works on Mac OS X Yosemite or later.

Step 1Choose Apple menu > System Preferences, then click iCloud.

Step 2Click Manage Family.

Step 3Click your name and review your account information next to Family Purchases.

Step 4Make sure that Share my purchases is selected.

After you join a family, you can see and download items from each family member's purchase history, and enjoy them on your own devices. You can download music, movies, TV shows, and books on up to 10 of your devices, five of which can be computers. You can download apps to any devices that you own or control.

2. Share Protected iTunes Purchases with iTunes DRM Removal Tools

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If you want to share the purchased iTunes content to more users or machines or even other non-Apple devices, then this method will suit your needs better. As you know, most of the media content sold on iTunes are protected and locked by FairPlay DRM. That's the main reason why we can't share those iTunes purchases to others without Family Sharing. But don't worry. All the troubles will be solved if we strip off the DRM protection from the iTunes purchases. Here we are talking about ViWizard DRM removal solutions, with which you can completely remove DRM from iTunes movies, audiobooks, iBooks, music, etc. so that you can freely share and transfer the iTunes purchases to others without limit. Here we go.

How to Share iTunes Movie Purchases

If you got a large number of movies and TV shows in your iTunes library that you want to share with others, then you should firstly use ViWizard DRM M4V Converter for Mac/Windows to bypass the DRM protection from the video files. This smart and powerful iTunes video converter enables you remove DRM from iTunes purchased and rented movies, TV shows and music videos while converting the M4V format to unprotected MP4, M4V losslessly as well as other common formats, such as MOV, AVI, FLV, MKV, MPEG, etc. For the complete guide on how to remove DRM from iTunes M4V movies with ViWizard, you should simply follow the post below.

How to Share iTunes DRM Books

To share the DRM-protected audiobooks or iBooks to others, you are suggested to use ViWizard iBook Copy or DRM Audiobook Converter for Mac/Windows to remove DRM from the books. The iBook Copy will losslessly make copies of the DRM-ed iBooks by preserving the original metadata, while the Audiobook Converter is able to convert your iTunes audiobooks to MP3 and other formats with ID tags kept. You can visit the following posts to learn how to bypass DRM from iTunes books step by step.

How to Share iTunes and Apple Music Songs

For music users, ViWizard Apple Music Converter for Mac/Windows could be the best option to help you get rid of DRM from iTunes M4P songs and Apple Music tracks in seconds. It can easily convert the old DRM-protected iTunes songs as well as offline Apple Music streams to DRM-free MP3, AAC, WAV, FLAC, etc. at 30X faster speed. In the meantime, it will keep the original ID tags and metadata in the output fles. For more info, you can refer to the tutorial below.


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