Most likely to arrive later this year.
With beta testing starting last July, Google is looking to introduce a new subscription service to its Play Store that will include hundreds of premium apps that you can use under one subscription. Named ‘Play Pass’, it’s Google’s direct competitor to Apple Arcade, though Google is going one step ahead by including not just games but also apps that are usually paid or require a subscription.
The initial pricing is at $4.99 per month and includes a 10-day free trial, but sources say that the value could change in the future. Everything from fitness trackers, music, and games are said to be included with Play Pass. The subscription also meant that these apps will be free of ads and all functionalities are unlocked.
A special section for apps included in Play Pass will also be highlighted on the Google Play Store so users can see which apps they will be getting if they sign up for Play Pass.
It’s almost time ⏲️ Google Play Pass is coming soon. pic.twitter.com/vTbNmRehLm
— Google Play (@GooglePlay) September 9, 2019
This teaser video was tweeted today by Google, confirming the future announcement of Play Pass. The company is quiet for now and will probably start promotions until after the Pixel 4 is announced.
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