Google launches Play Pass, a $ 4.99 per month game and app subscription service

Google has launched the Play Pass service, which will compete with Apple Arcade.

What it is

This is a service

with which users can issuesubscription to games and applications. In fact, these are the same applications from Google Play, only without ads and in-app purchases. The Google Play Pass only works on Android devices, starting with 4.4.

At first, 350 games andapplications. Among them are Star Wars: KOTOR, Mini Metro, Old Man’s Journey, Stardew Valley, Monument Valley, Limbo, Risk, AccuWeather and others. Two-thirds of all service applications are games.

All apps from Google Play Pass will bestill available individually on Google Play - for free, but with ads and payments. If the user who has subscribed to the Play Pass already has one of the proposed applications, the advertisement will automatically disappear in it.

At the same time, Google does not finance the production of projects included in the line, but does not require exclusivity for its platform.

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How many?

Google Play Pass costs as much as AppleArcade - $ 4.99 per month. A free trial version will be available during the first 10 days. There is also a preferential price: the first year of subscription will cost $ 1.99 per month. Like Apple Arcade, there is a family subscription.

This week, Google Play Pass will be launched in the United States, after which the service will reach other countries. When, where and how much - is still unknown.