Google Play is trying to become more family-friendly.
The new categories will be available to Android device owners on Google Play within 60 days.
Today's families have a lot of devices, and it should be easy to share content no matter where we are or what we're doing.
On Wednesday Alphabet Inc.'s Google introduced what it calls Google Play Family Library, letting up to six people share the apps, games, books, movies and TV shows that they have all purchased from Google Play, Google's app and media store.
How does Google Play Family Library work?
This helps reduce the size of updates, making it less of a burden on users to get an updated app experience.
New users can sign up on the web or on an Android device.
The difference between the two family options can be described quickly: family cash can be set up and already all members of the family can play with it (in) active app purchases.
As you can see above there is a new column in the Google Play Store that will easily show all current content being shared. You'll also get an email when someone joins your family. You can sign up right here. Follow the instructions in the invitation to join the family group.
Family Library will come with a number of restrictions parents can put in place if they have young children, as it allows parents to approve all of the purchases made by members of the family before they go through. Users can choose to pay for things on their own using a credit or gift card. Still, it only works on content and apps that are "eligible", meaning developers have to allow it. Google sent an email around in May urging them to do so. The new list of categories that will be added to the Play Store include: Art and Design, Dating, Events, Food and Drink, Auto and Vehicles, House and Home, and Parenting. Many families can probably relate to the problem, myself included, as I've now bought Minecraft three times for my family members. Google's playing catch up, but it's a welcome feature that's long overdue. Currently, there are over 25 categories available in the Google Playstore.