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Google Play Media Purchased/Paid Media Download Workaround

In reference to this thread I created: been-receiving-adult-themed-pdfs-shared ... e-2374542/

I am thinking of deleting my account altogether. However I lose access to my purchased Google Play content.

Any workaround this? I paid a good chunk of my hard earned dollars on Movies, music, books, games, etc.
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The only thing I can think of would be to stop your using existing Google account, create a new Google account, share the library from your old account with your new account, and only add items to your new account.
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audit13 wrote: The only thing I can think of would be to stop your using existing Google account, create a new Google account, share the library from your old account with your new account, and only add items to your new account.
Thx. How would I go about sharing the existing movies/music with another Google account of mine?
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audit13 wrote: Go here: https://play.google.com/store?gl=ca, sign into your Google account, click on account.
Thanks. So let me ask some follow up questions:

1) Setup family sharing and tie the media purchase to my existing other Google/Gmail account?

2) By setting up family sharing and tying my other account, there's no chances of the same issue happening, correct? See I do not think my email/account is hacked. Just on a list of breached accounts and probably sold on the dark web. Very common tactic by a threat actor(s) or script kiddies.

3) If I delete my my Google Account with the purchased account, will family sharing still be setup? Or do I have to switch the newly/other existing Google account as the master one for Family Sharing?
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djemzine wrote: Thanks. So let me ask some follow up questions:

1) Setup family sharing and tie the media purchase to my existing other Google/Gmail account?

2) By setting up family sharing and tying my other account, there's no chances of the same issue happening, correct? See I do not think my email/account is hacked. Just on a list of breached accounts and probably sold on the dark web. Very common tactic by a threat actor(s) or script kiddies.

3) If I delete my my Google Account with the purchased account, will family sharing still be setup? Or do I have to switch the newly/other existing Google account as the master one for Family Sharing?
Let's call your existing Gmail account "old" and your new Gmail account "new".

1) You need to choose a "parent" account to add and remove family members. The parent account can be the old or new account. Let's choose new as the parent. You would sign into the new account and send an invitation to the old account to join the family. All media purchases from old will be viewable to new and any media purchases by new become viewable by old. This is feature is automatic.

2) This should not happen again as family sharing only allows sharing of media, not emails, Google drive, etc. unless you give the username and password to other members of the group.

3) If you delete your old account, all media purchases made by the deleted account will disappear from all family sharing accounts. I don't recommend deleting your old account because Google will not move purchases from one account to another. Family sharing will still be set up as long as the deleted account is not the parent.

I have a large Google Movies library that I have shared with 4 other Gmail users. Every time I add a new movie or TV show, I decide whether to allow other people to view it. Every time one of the family members adds a movie, that person decides whether to allow other family members to view it.

Do you have an iTunes account too?
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audit13 wrote: Let's call your existing Gmail account "old" and your new Gmail account "new".

1) You need to choose a "parent" account to add and remove family members. The parent account can be the old or new account. Let's choose new as the parent. You would sign into the new account and send an invitation to the old account to join the family. All media purchases from old will be viewable to new and any media purchases by new become viewable by old. This is feature is automatic.

2) This should not happen again as family sharing only allows sharing of media, not emails, Google drive, etc. unless you give the username and password to other members of the group.

3) If you delete your old account, all media purchases made by the deleted account will disappear from all family sharing accounts. I don't recommend deleting your old account because Google will not move purchases from one account to another. Family sharing will still be set up as long as the deleted account is not the parent.

I have a large Google Movies library that I have shared with 4 other Gmail users. Every time I add a new movie or TV show, I decide whether to allow other people to view it. Every time one of the family members adds a movie, that person decides whether to allow other family members to view it.

Do you have an iTunes account too?
Thanks for clarifying. So for my 3, correct me if I am wrong here. If in the family sharing account, the parent is the new Gmail account. If I delete my old gmail account, I will still have access? Per this " Family sharing will still be set up as long as the deleted account is not the parent."

So say my current Google account is johnbrown@gmail.com in which I am receiving the spam pdfs on my Google Drive and the same account I bought movies. Now I setup the new/other Google account billybob@gmail.com with the Family Sharing features and make it the parent account. I send an invitation from billybob@gmail.com to johnbrown@gmail.com. From billybob@gmail.com I can view and access media purchased from johnbrown@gmail.com.

Then I delete johnbrown@gmail.com altogether and I can still access the content with billybob@gmail.com?

Yes I have an iTunes account but it is with billybob@gmail.com
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djemzine wrote: Thanks for clarifying. So for my 3, correct me if I am wrong here. If in the family sharing account, the parent is the new Gmail account. If I delete my old gmail account, I will still have access? Per this " Family sharing will still be set up as long as the deleted account is not the parent."

So say my current Google account is johnbrown@gmail.com in which I am receiving the spam pdfs on my Google Drive and the same account I bought movies. Now I setup the new/other Google account billybob@gmail.com with the Family Sharing features and make it the parent account. I send an invitation from billybob@gmail.com to johnbrown@gmail.com. From billybob@gmail.com I can view and access media purchased from johnbrown@gmail.com.

Then I delete johnbrown@gmail.com altogether and I can still access the content with billybob@gmail.com?

Yes I have an iTunes account but it is with billybob@gmail.com
Deleting johnbrown will automatically remove his purchases from the family account which means billyboy will no longer have access to johnbrown's movies.

If your iTunes is a USA account, linking the johnbrown Gmail account and your USA iTunes account to a Movies Anywhere account allows eligible Google movies from Johnbrown's account to appear in the USA iTunes account and can be played back using iTunes. Not sure if this is a feature you are interested in.

I'm not sure how many movies you have but my family and I would be devastated if I deleted by Gmail account.
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audit13 wrote: Deleting johnbrown will automatically remove his purchases from the family account which means billyboy will no longer have access to johnbrown's movies.

If your iTunes is a USA account, linking the johnbrown Gmail account and your USA iTunes account to a Movies Anywhere account allows eligible Google movies from Johnbrown's account to appear in the USA iTunes account and can be played back using iTunes. Not sure if this is a feature you are interested in.
Thanks again for confirming. So basically johnbrown@gmail.com has to be active permanently. Worst case I could suck up the losses... There's only 1 movie that I'd like to re-buy. The rest are on Netflix anyways...

Nope it is not a USA iTunes account. Is it easy to set one up? So with this option, can I delete the Google account belonging to John Brown and then be able to view the movies from the USA iTunes account going forward?
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djemzine wrote: Thanks again for confirming. So basically johnbrown@gmail.com has to be active permanently. Worst case I could suck up the losses... There's only 1 movie that I'd like to re-buy. The rest are on Netflix anyways...

Nope it is not a USA iTunes account. Is it easy to set one up? So with this option, can I delete the Google account belonging to John Brown and then be able to view the movies from the USA iTunes account going forward?
Creating a USA iTunes account is easy because it does not require a VPN or create, access, manage, or use and no payment information is required at the time of creation.

Movies Anywhere is a movie consolidation service in that eligible movies that are in a Google account will port to Movies Anywhere and USA iTunes as your Google account and your USA iTunes account are linked to your movies anywhere account.

Movies from Paramount and Lionsgate do no port from one account to another. One movie that does is Mortal Kombat. I redeemed the digital code included with the movie to my Movies Anywhere account. Once I did that, the movie appeared in my USA iTunes library and Google library. This means people with whom I share my USA iTunes and Google library can watch the movie.

It's something to consider.

There are also Facebook groups dedicated to the collection of digital movies.
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audit13 wrote: Creating a USA iTunes account is easy because it does not require a VPN or create, access, manage, or use and no payment information is required at the time of creation.

Movies Anywhere is a movie consolidation service in that eligible movies that are in a Google account will port to Movies Anywhere and USA iTunes as your Google account and your USA iTunes account are linked to your movies anywhere account.

Movies from Paramount and Lionsgate do no port from one account to another. One movie that does is Mortal Kombat. I redeemed the digital code included with the movie to my Movies Anywhere account. Once I did that, the movie appeared in my USA iTunes library and Google library. This means people with whom I share my USA iTunes and Google library can watch the movie.

It's something to consider.

There are also Facebook groups dedicated to the collection of digital movies.
Understood. So once I transfer the movies that I need, I can go ahead and pull the plug?
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djemzine wrote: Understood. So once I transfer the movies that I need, I can go ahead and pull the plug?
Forgot to mention that TV shows don't port out of Google to Movies Anywhere or iTunes.

Do this: create the USA iTunes and Movies Anywhere account (you need to use a VPN or smart DNS to create the Movies Anywhere account). Connect your Google and USA iTunes to your Movies Anywhere account, wait about an hour to see which movies do and don't port to MA. Disconnect your old Google account from MA but don't delete it yet. Leave everything as is to make sure the movies stay in iTunes.

You can connect a different Google account to MA but you just wait 6 months before you can link a different Google account.

All of these solutions have their own quirks.

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