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Re: Getting my son access to some of my games

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Getting my son access to some of my games

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I've got an origin account and for his birthday I purchased my son a new game. He's set up his own teen account, and I've got him linked in my Household. I redeemed the game code and can see the game in my My Game Library, but I can't figure out how to give him access to the game I bought for him. I do this all the time in Steam with Family Library, but I can't find the sharing option in Origin.

 

I don't want to give him access to all my games as some are not appropriate.

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Hey @rneve if you have redeemed the code to your account then only your account will be able to play the game.

 

You can find all the information in relation to underage accounts in this help article: https://help.ea.com/en-us/help/account/set-up-child-ea-account/

 

When you purchase an eligible game on disc from a retail store or site, it will come with a Product Code. Log in to your child's EA Account, and redeem the Product Code in Origin to add the game to that account.

Underage accounts cannot make purchases in the online Origin store, because they have limited access to online features due to age restrictions. Find out more about what you can and can’t do online with a child account.

Children who have underage accounts can upgrade their account to a full access account once they reach a certain age, which varies from country to country.

Learn how to age up a child account to an adult account.

 

Darko

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Re: Getting my son access to some of my games

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Hey @rneve if you have redeemed the code to your account then only your account will be able to play the game.

 

You can find all the information in relation to underage accounts in this help article: https://help.ea.com/en-us/help/account/set-up-child-ea-account/

 

When you purchase an eligible game on disc from a retail store or site, it will come with a Product Code. Log in to your child's EA Account, and redeem the Product Code in Origin to add the game to that account.

Underage accounts cannot make purchases in the online Origin store, because they have limited access to online features due to age restrictions. Find out more about what you can and can’t do online with a child account.

Children who have underage accounts can upgrade their account to a full access account once they reach a certain age, which varies from country to country.

Learn how to age up a child account to an adult account.

 

Darko

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So, if I want to play and my son wants to play on the same machine, but not at the same time, we need to buy two copies of the same game?

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Hey @rneve if both you and your son wants to play the game on your own accounts then you would each need to own a copy of the game.

Darko

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