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In July Google started testing a service called Play Pass at the cost of $4.99 per month with a 10-day free trial during the testing period. This service will offer the ability to buy hundreds of premium apps and games for a monthly cost. The subscription service will allow for some apps and games to be 100% ad-free and will have no in-app purchases and all functionality unlocked.
Apple’s Arcade seems to be a similar offering but with Apple, it is focussed on games, where this new service by Google is focussed on both games and apps.
Play Pass Subscription Final Stages Of Testing
Last night Google Play had tweeted a message It’s almost time Google Play Pass is coming soon. To view, the message CLICK ME. In the test, some of the games on offer are Stardew Valley, Marvel Pinball, Risk which would normally cost $7.99 per game.
It is too early for me to say if this is a good deal or not. This is going to depend on how many games and apps will be included for the price. Hopefully, Google will keep the titles updated often and offer value to the user. The service will cost the user up to $59.88 per year. If they continue to have new titles and offers all the time then this might be a way to save money. Users might also get the incentive to download games and apps to test that they might not have had any interest in purchasing before.
Only time will tell but looking at the testing titles so far which includes games such as Stardew Valley this seems a good value for money and would have cost $7.99 without the Play Pass subscription so already a saving of $3.
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