Having initially been spotted back in July, and teased on Twitter recently, Google has now officially introduced its Google Play Pass subscription service, which offers 350+ Android apps and games for $4.99 per month, but is kicking off in the U.S. with special promo pricing of $1.99 per month for the first twelve months.
Play Pass is a new subscription service that gives you access to more than 350 apps and games that are completely unlocked—all free of ads, in-app purchases, and upfront payments. Play Pass offers a high-quality, curated collection of titles from Stardew Valley to Risk, and Facetune to AccuWeather, with new apps and games added every month.
Play Pass is coming to Android devices in the U.S. this week, and we'll be bringing it to additional countries soon. You can get started with a 10-day free trial and subscribe for just $4.99/month. And for a limited time, you can get Play Pass for only $1.99/month for your first twelve months, then $4.99/month.
In addition to having the apps and games on your device, Google Play Pass works just like Google Play Family Library meaning; you can share the Play Pass subscription with up to five other family members, each having their own separate downloads available.
Google says Play Pass will be available starting this week in the U.S. and once it's available on your device, you'll be able to sign up for the 10-day free trial by opening the Play Store, tapping on the menu in the top left, and choosing 'Play Pass.' If you're not in the U.S., you'll have to hang tight. Google says to stay tuned for international availability.
Personally, looking at my app buying history I'm a good candidate for the $1.99 introductory pricing but I'm not so sure the $4.99 per month would really beneficial to me. What about yourself? Will you be checking out Google Play Pass? Let me know in the comments.