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Xbox Music Family Plan

Please offer a plan which can be shared within a family on a wider array of devices.

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    Anonymous shared this idea  ·   ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    o2no1selfo2no1self shared a merged idea: MusicPass family plan because who wants to share a playlist with a 'tween!  ·   · 
    vipklvipkl shared a merged idea: Allow Xbox Music, Video, and IAP to use a secondary Microsoft Account (like Windows Store)  ·   · 
    Anonymous shared a merged idea: Music Pass Family Plans?  ·   · 
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      • muZemuZe commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        You guys have that allows me and my wife to control all of our son's activities across all of our Windows devices (Windows 8.1 PC's, Tablets, Windows Phones, Xbox etc) yet you have not figured out a way to allow us to give you one lump each month for everyone to be able to have their own music collections? Please, for the love of Microsoft, give us this much needed service!

      • robertrobert commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        This is such a great idea. Would make things easier for my daughter and I as she constantly asking fir a music pass but there no way I'm going to pay for 2 passes in one house when she can just use mine on the xbox

      • GavinGavin commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        This needs to happen. Xbox Music is a disaster for families right now.

      • Brian TBrian T commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Please DO THIS!!!! This is the reason I loved, loved the Zune application which allowed me to sign into my own account despite being used under my wife's account (keeping in mind that this is also a PC that I use as well). The convenience of just playing something without logging my wife off is something I took for granted until Xbox Music. The experience is insane (in a bad way) when I have to log into my own account every time thereby ticking off my wife when I log her off or switch accounts. This shouldn't be so "restricted" considering it's the same machine that has been registered to play Xbox Music!! Please, please FIX THIS!!

      • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Another one for this idea, I have an Xbox One, Surface Pro, 8.1 laptop and desktop and a 1520, my wife has a Surface 2, 8.1 laptop and 520, apart from having separate accounts we share everything, I really find it very strange for MS not to have a family music pass, there is no way in the world my wife would be happy for me to pay £10 per month out of our joint bank account and she can't use the music.

        Having bought the Xbox One I am very surprised at how MS are treating music users, I find it increadible that I the Xbox One does not support local music, so I am now forced to either push music from another device or go back to the desktop and use media center.

        I love MS products at the moment but cannot recommend any one to buy an Xbox One or their music services.


      • Travis STravis S commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        I made this complaint on Microsoft's forums but yeah! This is greatly desired in my household. A good family based music service. Low monthly cost preferably because can still technically and easily do it for free... But would rather use Xbox :)

      • Joe RussellJoe Russell commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        So apparently this idea is under review and was passed to the Xbox Music team over a year ago. Any chance of getting an update on where this one is currently at? As more and more services become subscription based, the ability to share services like this will become a must for anyone who want to succeed in a particular market segment. With Beats offering a family plan Xbox Music has already dropped the ball on this one and unless you want to loose customers you're going to have to improve your offering.

      • muZemuZe commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Please oh please MS help us with this. Personally I have a Lumia 1520, my wife and 2 of my sons have a Lumia 920, we have 3 Windows 8.1 PC's, 2 8.1 Laptops, a Windows 8.1 RT tablet and as it stands if I want my family to enjoy the Music Pass experience that I have been enjoying since WP 8/Windows 8 launched, I'd be looking at $40/month. Please listen to these voices and make this a reality before it's too late.

      • DawidDawid commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        I know it's too late as Xbox responded. It should be something like 15$ for 2 devices, 20$ for 3 devices and 25$ for 5 devices

      • JamesJames commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        This is something Apple is doing - share music, videos, and apps with your family, and restrict music/videos when not age-appropriate from your kids.

      • ChrisChris commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        I completely agree with what John suggested:

        "Take a page from Beats Music, or perhaps Office Home Premium. One fee, five accounts, up to 10 devices. Beats offers this for $15/month, $180 year. That pricing certainly seems reasonable, I might even be willing to pay a bit more. This would put the Xbox Music Pass over the top."

        I think the $15/month fee would be completely reasonable, but how about giving the people willing to pay for an entire year up front an incentive. I suggest staying consistent with the already in-place $100/year by providing a $150/year family plan.

        I too like a few others here am trying out Beats Music along with Xbox Music. If Microsoft adopts a family plan with the above pricing, I will definitely be on board with Xbox music.

      • KyleKyle commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        I'll be moving to beats in 90 days when my free trial ends if family pass is not available by then.

      • Andrew LawrenceAndrew Lawrence commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        That's if you want to share a single music collection with your family. :D We definitely need a family plan for sure. Something you can do currently is keep an eye out for sales on 1 year and 3 month prepaid codes. Not pretty, but it helps.

        Also, I'm not sure, but can the Music app on Windows 8.1 sign in individual accounts, or is it still the main account on the phone? On Windows 8 I believe you can do that.

      • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Just realized that we needed a music family plan this week as my wife was considering moving from android to windows phone. ironically moving to WP meant we'd have to purchase a 2nd subscription instead of sharing the one existing one.

      • Andres OlivaresAndres Olivares commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Need a family share plan. Across multiple devices is not the same as purchasing a multi-user subscription. Even if there is a slightly higher cost, it would be flexible for members to have shared access.

        Please do this quickly. Much needed.

      • Paul DespePaul Despe commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Given others in the industry are now offering better sharing plans than Xbox Music, Microsoft really should meet or beat their prices/features just like the rest of the Microsoft Cloud offerings(OneDrive, Azure, etc.)

      • Bart WBart W commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        This is pretty simple. Look at Office and see how this should be executed.

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