Google Play Pass subscription service bundles premium games and apps for $4.99 per month

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Google Play Pass was announced earlier this year as a subscription service which offers premium apps and games. The subscription service will provide more than 350 ad-free apps and games and without in-app purchases. The company is said to add new apps and games every month. Google is planning to launch the service in the US this week and other countries in the coming months. Google Play Pass is priced at $4.99 per month and comes with a family subscription which allows up to five members. However, Google is offering the streaming service for a limited time at only $1.99 per month for the first year, along with a 10-day free trial.

Google has included a separate tab for Play Pass in the Play Store. According to the company, the apps and games included in the Play Pass will have a colored ticket for easier identification to unlock. However, Play Pass doesn’t provide exclusive titles as of now. The apps and games included in the Play Pass can also be downloaded for free (ad-supported) from Play Store.

Google did provide how this subscription service will benefit developers. However, the company is funding the service initially so that it attracts the subscribers and doesn’t impact the revenue of developers. According to the company, the revenue will be based on user engagement with the app or game. The speculation is that the company will track the downloads, screen time or the number of opens per week. The developers don’t need to submit two separate apps in the Play Store. If Play Pass is successful, it will entirely remove crappy ads and provide a rich experience to users. Some of the notable titles include:

Google Play Pass: Apps
  • AccuWeather: Daily Forecast & Live Weather Reports
  • Facetune
  • Tunable: Music Practice Tools
  • ISS HD Live: View Earth Live
  • Pic Stitch – #1 Collage Maker
  • Photo Studio Pro
  • CamtoPlan
  • Slow Motion Video FX
  • Hi-Q MP3 Voice Recorder (Pro)
Google Play Pass: Games
  • LIMBO
  • Old Man’s Journey
  • Stardew Valley
  • Risk
  • Terraria
  • Monument Valley
  • Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic
  • Reigns: Game of Thrones
  • Titan Quest
  • Wayward Souls
  • Toca Nature
  • Toca Mystery House

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