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#237800 18-Jun-2018 17:37
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Tried to sign up but every time on an Apple product would take me to the iTunes Store, even when doing on browser, it’s $3 cheaper a month to give google payment details direct.

Then tried Prezzy Card as I’m not comfortable with putting CC details in laptop, transaction declined, tried multiple times. The cruncher here is I put the same details into iTunes, so can use credit up, and Apple is quite happy to charge that card, but not google.

Then today spotted google play card at The Warehouse, was able to top up on iPad, but again had to fire up laptop to buy you tube red without iTunes, it allowed me to use google play and got sub for $12.99, where it would’ve been $15.99 through iTunes.

Just I got Email from google indicating price going up soon, but if purchase now can have it original price until further notice.

Next Experiment, seeing if can use prezzy card at warehouse to buy more Play cards, as I don’t want money on card to go to waste.

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  #2039941 18-Jun-2018 17:45
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Maybe because Apple doesn't usually support that kind of thing unless it can be done as an in app purchase?  YouTube Red works on my iPhone, but I signed up direct via my laptop browser.  Apple and Google have a tenuous relationship.


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  #2040097 18-Jun-2018 22:32
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Does Chrome allow user agent changing on iOS?



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  #2040122 19-Jun-2018 00:03
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I think I’ve found way around it in safari.

Got to sign out of you tube application.

Then go to

Then when click on try for free a page allowing credit card comes up.

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  #2040512 19-Jun-2018 14:49
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Hi Rugrat,


Try the family plan costs $19.99 so $20 NZD and you can have 6 users Yourself and 5 others and you get Google Music and Youtube Red / Youtube Premium its great value. I enjoy not having adverts on the TV while watching Youtube


Does Google Play Music offer a family plan?


Yes! You can pay $15/month, which lets up to five other members of your family connect to Google Play Music (or YouTube Music) simultaneously. While on a Family plan, you can listen on up to 10 devices at once, and share music amongst yourselves using the Family Library.


According to Google's support document, to use Google Play Music's Family plan, you need to:


  • Be 18 or older (20 in Japan) to be the Family Manager (13 or older to join the Family plan) and have a Google Account
  • Have a valid credit card (Manager only)
  • Live in a participating country
  • Family participants must live in the same country as the Family Manager
  • Not be part of another family group



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  #2040823 20-Jun-2018 01:45
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Cheers. On Apple the family one for you tube red is $30.99, price difference getting crazy.

Family one doesn’t suit my circumstances at moment, good deal for people it suits.

I got it signed up at the non Apple price, so That’s main thing, and it’s working on all devices.


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  #2040965 20-Jun-2018 11:38
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I guess don't use the app store when you have alternative options?

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