Does family sharing require members to use the same Apple ID for iTunes and iCloud?

Each member of our family has two unique Apple IDs, one for use with iTunes and another for iCloud (e.g. 4 members, 8 Apple IDs). On the family sharing page it says “Family Sharing requires a personal Apple ID signed in iCloud and iTunes”. We hope to get not only the sharing features of the “family sharing” features, but also Apple’s shared calendar, photos and music subscription.

Does this mean that each of us must use the Apple ID for our personal iCloud accounts to sign into itunes if we want to use family sharing? ie we have to use the same Apple ID for iTunes and iCloud?

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To use Family Sharing, you need to have the same Apple ID on both iCloud and iTunes. It seems to me that you will have to decide which Apple Family ID you want to use and stick to that.

On a side note, I don’t understand why you want to have separate IDs for each service. I’m sure you have a good reason, but I highly recommend that you only use 1 ID for all Apple.

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