Tech giants Apple and Amazon have both announced plans to allow members of the same family to share digital media content. Amazon’s plan is called the Family Library while Apple’s is named Family Sharing.
With Kindle’s Family Library two adults and up to four children can share e-books. Adults can control which books children can access. Famlies will also be able to share apps, audiobooks and programming from Amazon Prime Instant Video. Family Library will be available in October
Apple’s Family Sharing is part of iOS 8 and allows families to share music, videos, books and apps and to also share photo albums in the iCloud as well as a family calendar.