Google Testing An Android App Subscription Service Called Play Pass
American technology giant Google launched the Play Store for its Android operating system back in the year 2008. Earlier known as the Android Market, it offers a plethora of different applications and games. While most are free to download and use, the others charge a fee to be downloaded. Now, the latest reports claim that Google is planning on launching an app subscription service; that will unify most premium software on the Play Store and offer a seamless experience. Along with the service’s existence, screenshots revealing how it will work have also been showcased.
About Play Pass
As mentioned above, the Google Play Pass is a new application subscription service on Android. According to reports, the service will offer a curated library of various paid apps and games. It will also let users bypass the in-app purchases of the particular software. The leaked screenshots reveal that the service will cost users US$ 4.99 (Rs. 345) a month; which will be charged after a 10 day trial period. It is assumed that users will be able to cancel the subscription before their trial period is over if they are unsatisfied by the product.
The report also claims that Google has been working on Play Pass since last year, and the service has just started rolling out for public testing. The company has admitted to working on Play Pass and has revealed that it is still in a testing phase. Unfortunately, it is not known when the final stable release of the service will be announced; but the screenshots suggest that it is almost ready for primetime and may be launched soon. When official, the Google Play Pass will compete against the Apple Arcade, which is a similar offering on iOS due later this year.