Windows 10: Share Minecraft with Family

Discus and support Share Minecraft with Family in Windows 10 Gaming to solve the problem; I've seen a more or less similar post but of 2016, so I was hoping things might be different now. Is it possible to buy minecraft once and share it... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Gaming' started by PacSmit, Nov 3, 2019.

  1. PacSmit Win User

    Share Minecraft with Family


    I've seen a more or less similar post but of 2016, so I was hoping things might be different now.


    Is it possible to buy minecraft once and share it with your kids on the family account and can they play it simultaneously?


    I find this whole family account and content sharing on the microsoft store very confusing. It is very obvious in the Google play store how that works and there I bough minecraft once and can share it with my kids who can play it simultaneously.

    :)
     
    PacSmit, Nov 3, 2019
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  2. Barman58 Win User

    Homegroup For Minecraft Servers Or What?

    It looks as if the existing minecraft server will use the new system without modification - It needs to be able to access the computers on the network in a two way link, which is the standard for Workgroup and Homegroup

    There is a complete step by step available, if you have any issues ...

    Tutorials/Setting up a server – Official Minecraft Wiki

    It's not something I have any direct experience with but a quick read suggests to me that you will not need to do Much if any reconfiguration of the existing server
     
    Barman58, Nov 3, 2019
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  3. Plantje Win User
    Minecraft useability

    My daughter really wants to play Minecraft.

    Situation: she has her own laptop and Microsoft account. And I expect to have an Xbox One soon.

    • Can I purchase Minecraft games for her Microsoft account in a way that she can play it on her laptop and later on she can continue to play it on the Xbox under her account?
    • Can I purchase Minecraft on the family account and share it for free among my family so everyone (my son, daughter, my wife, me) can play it on the Windows 10 laptops and XBox One?

    Thanks!
     
    Plantje, Nov 3, 2019
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  4. Ethan B. Win User

    Share Minecraft with Family

    Family sharing of purchased games

    Hi Eddie,

    Unfortunately as far as I know, the Microsoft Store, Minecraft no less does not support family sharing. It is one character per account. Basically, if you purchase access to Minecraft, it technically entitles you to one user. So if your kids would share that
    one copy, they have to have the same credentials to log into the Minecraft launcher, which if it isn't a problem, sharing is feasible.

    Hope this helps. Let me know if you have any other concerns.
     
    Ethan B., Nov 3, 2019
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