I'm looking at signing up to the Family Music Unlimited plan so that each member of my family can access their own content on our three echo devices.
But I'm not sure whether I should sign each echo up on my master account and my app - or whether each member of the family should sign their own echo up with their own app. Or indeed whether it makes any difference? If we just use the one app, will the other family members have any app-based control of the echos at all?
I have never used the app for anything apart from shopping lists. The easiest is to set them all up using one app. The important thing is for all apps, if you use more than one use the same email address and log in details otherwise you get into complications.
As far as music goes, in a family/home environments depending on your requirements it can get complicated.
Echos on separate Accounts: will mean that you can all have your own music accounts (with unlimited, each user will have their own login and password) and any personalised recommendations will be personal to you. The downside is that you loose the "announce" feature and your ability to listen to your music in your account is restricted to specific echos (the Echos registered to your account). So if you have a device in a shared room then you have to decide which account to use and risk your "personal recommendations" being contaminated by other family members listening preferences. And I suspect that a host of other features like shared shopping lists, shared calendars and control of electrical equipment in "smart home ecosystems" will be adversely impacted. On the plus side you can choose to use another steaming service like Spotify.
Echos on the same (master) account: will mean that you have your music on a shared account, so no personalised recommendations (or the recommendations will be a mixture of everybody music preferences). You can stream up to six devices simultaneously.