For Apple Music’s family plan, you need to set up both Apple Music and Family Sharing. One of the few studies looking at music in the context of family and peers was conducted by Miranda and Gaudreau ( 2011 ). A key research question in this study was the extent to which congruence in musical taste with one’s parents and friends enhanced well-being.
Although the focus of this tutorial is on easy purchase sharing across the App Store, iTunes, and iBook markets, Family Sharing also includes options for shared family photo albums, shared family calendars, location tracking, and device-recovery tracking all in one neat dashboard.
NerdWallet examined publicly available data on pricing models for individual and family plans for Spotify, Tidal, Amazon Music Unlimited and Apple Music, and calculated the price per person if a consumer were to have a family plan for each music streaming service.
Google recently unveiled its family plan for Google Play Music, which costs just $15 monthly for up to six people to essentially share an accountthough they all get individual profiles on Google Play, if they want, which allows them to keep their own libraries and playlists (to name a few features).
Instead of revamping the business model, or rebranding the existing service, I would think it would be fairly straightforward to include non-gmail Google account users in those able to participate in (i.e. pay for) a Music Family Plan, just like everyone else can.