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How do I make PSPlus available to family members ?

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I have set myself up as the family administrator on our PS4. My 2 children have accounts that I believe I have linked to the family account.  I have started the 14 day trial and the plus icon shows against my login avatar.  The PSPlus account does not show as being available on the childrens' logins.  How do I extend the PSPlus access to the children's sub-accounts.

 

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The  Account that has the Plus Subscription needs to be set as Primary.

 

Settings > Account Management > Activate as Primary.

 

 

This will share online features to other Accounts on the Console.  They can also play games that you have purchased on your Account.   Age Restrictions for online play will come into force when your children play games that are considered too old for them.

 

 

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 I've also done all of the activation steps for my son, but he has no access to the add-on skins when I buy them! SO frustrating! 

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Hi , i recently activated 2 days trial on my user but before that i was playing online with my original plus on my other user , so anyway how can i play online again with my original plus that is active now but i cant play with this user that im talking to you guys ..... so please please help me out im confused ... cause in GTA V i can see my character but asks me for ps plus first but i have and i activated primery but no luck .... help me out!!

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Hi.

I have this activated, and games work fine. But why do i not get the ps exclusives on my kidds account? I understand that on a friends ps4, my friend would not get access to my +exclusives, but on my primary ps4, on a family subaccount i would expect it to work?

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What they fail to tell you is that all content coming from Playstation Plus is tied to your user, not your family member's.

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What if you have more than one ps4 in your household?

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All good but the console I'm having trouble with, isn't my primary PS4 console. It's a second console I got for my daughter. I can't set 2 consoles as my primary console, so what am I supposed to do?

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I have the exact same problem except I  didn't do the free trial I just went ahead and bought the subscription and mine is set as primary so I don't know what's going on 

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Hello,

 

Me and my family have 3 PS4s shared across our households.

 

If I'm reading this right, to share a ps+ account to those in the family management the PS4 will need to be ligged into the account with the ps+ and set to the Primary.

 

My question is - and its complicated. I'm sorry if this is confusing.

 

All accounts are in the family management. 

1 account has PS+.

 

If the Primary PS4 is logged into with a non-ps+ account, can the PS+ account log into a "secondary" PS4 and use the benefits like monthly games, online play, cloud storage and apps?

 

Will it log the non-PS+ account on the primary out? 

 

Thanks for your time.

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My PlayStation is activated as the primary ps4 but I am still not able to access free or discounted plus content on my sub account

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Sub Accounts have Age Restrictions in place...

 

The Sub Accounts can only access content that is available for their Age and under.  Anything like 18+ is for Adult Accounts only.

 

 

Price Discount content in store can only be purchased by the Plus Subscription Account.

 

 

1.. Online MultiPlayer

2.. FREE Monthly Games

3.. Cloud Save 

4.. Discounts

 

1 and 2 can be used by any Account on the Console when the holder of the Plus Subscription has their Account on that Console and Activated as Primary.

 

1 thru to 4 can be used by the Plus Subscription Account Holder

 

 

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How can you change age restriction? On the ps4 i have put it to 18 but my son can't play apex legends as saying age restriction. I don't understand why? Please help. 

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Go to Parental Settings..  you can change what your Son can access from there..

 

Point to Note..

This will have no effect with Online Play..  

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I was told by support yesterday that I can add my kids under my family and they can play on a non primary PS4. This works for only one of my kids. I have 3 kids and two PS4's in my house so there should be someway to make this happen. I was on the road at the time so I couldn't have them walk me through the process. I have tried several times to chat but it says they are busy and wait times are long and then when I try and wait in the Que it just boots me out. Sounds like it may be possible with two systems its just a matter of figuring out how to do it.

 

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This is the same situation i am in but slightly different. I can not make my profile the primary for my son( not literally, but i jeed the primary for mine) So would i have to delete my profile off of his playstation in order to grt him playstion plus?

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None of this works. I can't get online on my sub accounts.

My main account has been set to primary.

My ps4 is set to active.

I have deactivated and reactivated my ps4 multiple times with no luck. I have tried creating different sub accounts, with no luck.

The only thing I haven't tried yet is wiping my playstation and resetting to factory default, but even then I don't think it will work. 

 

Please fix this issue Sony. This is the most frustrating thing to deal with. My roommate wants his own account. He should not have to pay for a plus membership to use my playstation online with his own account.

Why did Sony make this so difficult. This should be automatic. I bet Xbox doesn't have these problems.

 

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It's not difficult I have four accounts on my system and they can all play online with my membership you are likely doing something wrong. 

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I know it should work, but it’s not. Thanks for the non-helpful answer.

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I don't think your primary activation right otherwise it would work, the only other thing that would restrict online play is sub account age. 

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